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Heritage Humane Society is an independent non-profit shelter that houses abandoned and homeless animals and provides sterilization and welfare education. Their leadership team is passionate and dynamic, working tirelessly to ensure the organization furthers its mission of helping abandoned and homeless animals find new forever homes.
Entirely dependent on private donations and volunteering, they have a range of awareness programs and events to promote community involvement.
With such programs, and with the help of over 700 registered volunteers, the shelter has been able to save over 1,700 animals' lives in 2019 alone.
If you’d like to adopt a pet, you must visit Heritage Humane Society's adoption center.
Once you’ve found your perfect family pet or companion, you can complete their simple adoption form to get things going. While you may do both at the same time, the center doesn’t guarantee same-day adoptions.
Renters must have permission from their landlords to keep pets, and applicants must be 18+ years of age. The staff will talk to you about any medical or behavioral needs your new pet has, and then you can pay the adoption fee and take your pet home to meet their new family.
Adoption fees at Heritage Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a wellness check, sterilization, vaccines, deworming, and a microchip with registration.
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.