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Hinsdale Humane Society was founded in 1953 by six local women who braved the community's filthy pound to clean it up and prevent a rabies outbreak. Since then, the non-profit has saved thousands of animals and have had a powerful impact on the community.
HHS is determined to put an end to the suffering and abuse that many animals face. Through their innovative care and adoption services, humane education, and animal rights advocacy, they strive to make a change in the life of every animal they care for and every person they serve.
Programs and services operated by Hinsdale Humane Society include the following:
Interested in adopting an animal in need from Hinsdale Humane Society?
Adoption fees at Hinsdale Humane Society depend on a range of factors, including the pet's breed, age, and behavior. Fees are displayed on the adoption page of every pet individually.
All pets that are 8+ years old have a reduced adoption fee to encourage the community to give them a chance. People who are 65+ can benefit from the shelter's reduced fee program, regardless of which pet they're interested in.
Your dog adoption fee covers the following:
You cat adoption fee covers the following:
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.