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In October of 2019, Highland Animal Shelter merged with Metro East Humane Society and became its Highland location. It's their mission to improve animal welfare by delivering high quality animal services, which include adoption, advocacy, and preventative initiatives. By combining their shared dedication to saving animal lives, these no-kill shelters are better able to deliver results.
In addition to adoption services, Metro East Humane Society also delivers crucial spay/neuter and vaccination programs, humane education, and assistance to people and pets in need. As a privately funded shelter, they depend on donations and fundraising campaigns to sustain their shelter.
Some of their much loved and supported programs include the following:
Pets available for adoption at Highlight Animal Shelter and Metro East Humane Society are listed on Petfinder and Adopt-a-pet. You can browse through their listings and, if you fall in love with a dog or cat, complete a quick adoption inquiry.
The shelter is open 7 days per week and you're welcome to stop by and take a walk through their kennels.
The adoption inquiry form is designed to ensure that pets are placed in suitable, responsible homes that match the pet's needs, type, breed, and personality.
If your application has been approved, a staff member will contact you within 24 hours so you can schedule a time to finalize the adoption, pay the associated fee, and take your new animal home.
Adoption fees at Highland Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, DHLPP, bordetella and rabies vaccinations, a parvo test (for dogs 5 months and under), heartworm testing, a collar, a leash and ID tag, toys, treats, and a bag of dog food.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, FVRCP and rabies vaccinations, FIV/leukemia test, deworming, toys, treats, a bag of cat food, and a cardboard carrier.
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.