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Halifax Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization that can shelter up to 350 animals at full capacity. Founded in 1937, this open-door animal shelter houses an average of 25,000 pets per year. With a spay/neuter clinic and a full humane education program, their mission is to prevent animal cruelty while boosting successful adoptions in the community.
The shelter offers animal training, behavior classes, adoption/fostering programs, and a veterinary clinic to get homeless animals ready to sniff their way home.
You’ll find hundreds of options of furballs to adopt, foster and cuddle using Halifax Humane Society's online catalog. There are many suitors to become your best "pawl" and you only need to give them the opportunity to show you how special they are.
The process to adopt is as follows:
Adoption fees at Halifax Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, flea control, and a free veterinarian examination.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.