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The Humane Society of Hobart was founded in 1954 by a group of concerned local citizens. They wanted to find a solution to the ever-increasing number of strays in their neighborhood. With no facility at that time, unwanted pets were often cruelly treated, shot, or euthanized.
In 1957, just three years after their founding, the Humane Society of Hobart began providing animal control services for the City of Hobart. That year their shelter took in around 3,000 animals. Each year the numbers grew (sometimes up to 12,000 a year) until the mid-1980s when the Lake County Animal Control facility was built.
Today, the shelter takes in around 3,000 companion animals each year. Not all animals are from Hobart; some owner-surrenders are from out of state due to the shelter’s great reputation and no-kill status.
Help Hobart Humane Society achieve their vision of strengthening the animal-human bond by adopting a new pet from their shelter today!
The Humane Society of Hobart's adoption process is thorough to ensure that all of their animals are given the best shot at finding a loving forever home.
Before filling out an application, ask yourself if you'are ready to commit to the responsibility of pet ownership. Do you have the time, resources, and space to offer a precious creature lasting happiness?
If the answer is a yes, then the adoption process is as follows:
Adoption fees at Hobart Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchipping, first distemper shots, a rabies shot (for dogs and cats if old enough), and heartworm testing and a bordetella shot (for dogs).
Any animals that are too young to have their spay/neuter surgery must be fixed at a later date. The shelter will require an additional deposit of around $100, which will be refunded once the procedure is complete.
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.