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As the only shelter in Lane County, Greenhill Humane Society delivers crucial services to community residents. The shelter cares for and strives to find forever homes for dogs, cats, and other furry friends. In 2019 alone, they placed over 3,200 animals in loving homes, giving them the second chance they deserve. Greenhill Humane Society has been saving animals' lives since 1994 and works tirelessly to achieve their mission through various programs and services:
Greenhill Humane Society's education programs aim to teach the community how to be responsible and compassionate towards their four-legged friends.
Nothing is more rewarding than having a loyal companion at your side, and Greenhill Humane Society aims to make this pairing possible. If you're ready to adopt, this is the process you can expect to follow:
Greenhill Humane Society doesn’t just end their relationship with you and your pet after adoption. They'll provide ongoing support, advice, and resources to help set your expanded family up for long-term success.
If you’re adopting a cat, make sure to bring a carrier or be prepared to purchase one from the shelter. If you’re taking a lucky dog home, you must have a collar or leash when fetching them.
Adoption fees at Greenhill Humane Society vary based on the type of pet as well as the care provided to them.
Your adoption fee covers a wellness exam, a behavioral evaluation, spay/neuter surgery, all required vaccinations, a FIV/FeLV test and collar for cats, and an ID tag for both cats and dogs. You'll also get 30 days of pet insurance and a 24PetWatch microchip.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.