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Heartland Humane Society is a non-profit organization that isn’t affiliated with any national humane organizations. With the money received through donations, special events and the Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop, they fuel their spay/neuter programs, shelter homeless animals, and provide education in their community on the humane treatment of animals.
Taking care of more than 2,000 animals every year, this open-admission facility meets no-kill protocols, which means they never practice euthanasia on a healthy pet. This progressive welfare organization was founded in 1966 with the mission of strengthening the human-animal bond, giving all pets a well-deserved second chance.
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 become a responsible pet owner by adopting an animal at Heartland Humane Society, you only need to follow these simple steps:
Animals that haven't been spayed will remain on hold in the shelter for an extra business day to perform the surgery.
Adoption fees at Heartland Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, parasite treatments, collar and tags (if appropriate), and a leash/carrier.
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.