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Serving Ottawa County, Harbor Humane Society's vision is to give every animal they take in a second chance at life and love. They're a non-profit shelter that provides a safe-haven for over 3,500 dogs and cats every year.
Contracted by the Ottawa County Municipality, they provide treatment, shelter, and care to the county's abused, neglected, lost, and abandoned pets with tireless dedication. With a 100% adoptable animal placement rate, they work hard to find the right home for all animals and provide the following crucial services:
Start by browsing through photos and descriptions of the shelter's available pets online or by visiting the shelter to meet them. To adopt a cute and cuddly pet from Harbor Humane Society, your must complete a general application and set up an appointment to meet with a counselor.
Once you've found the right fit and completed your counseling session, you can take your new lovable pet home.
Adoption forms can be found at the links below:
Adoption fees at Harbor Humane Society are as follows:
The above fees exclude a $10 dog license and optional $20 FeLV/FIV test for cats.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (including rabies), tick and flea prevention, internal parasite treatments, and microchipping. Dogs also receive a heartworm test and preventative treatment.
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.