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Herkimer County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter and care for stray dogs and cats. They've been a safe haven for animals in need since 1912. This low-kill shelter has a vision to create a space filled with loving attention and appropriate care for all the animals in need of shelter in Herkimer County until they're able to find a new forever home.
Herkimer County Humane Society's activities include the following:
They also offer the opportunity to pay it forward through their “Angels Adoptions” program, which allows you to cover adoption fees for loving owners who could use a helping hand.
The adoption process in the Herkimer County Humane Society includes an adoption contract that specifies all the details of caring for your new pet and showering them with the love they deserve. Here's how the process works:
Adoption fees at Herkimer County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, deworming treatment, flea and tick treatments, and a professional veterinary 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, 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.