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Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization run almost exclusively by caring volunteers. They provide rescued dogs and cats a safe sanctuary to be treated and cared for until a forever home can be found. No healthy animal will ever be euthanized to make space for another. Their vision is to save as many pet lives as possible by changing the way people think about and interact with homeless animals. Their committed team is dedicated to providing education and support to the community they serve.
When you choose to adopt from Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, you're saving not one, but two lives: the animal you adopt and the one that fills their space when they leave the shelter.
Check out the animals available for adoption on the shelter’s website and Facebook Page. Each cutie will be listed with a picture and details about their age, weight, breed, sex, and other important info.
If you're super-excited about saving a life and welcoming a new addition to your family, you can speed up the adoption process! Complete an online application before you visit the shelter for adoption pre-approval. Even if you don't have a specific animal in mind, the shelter still recommends filling out an application form in advance to begin the process.
Once your application is received and processed, a helpful staff member will contact you to arrange an appointment for a visit. Please bear in mind that it's not possible to put any animals on hold (as many applications may be made for the same pet).
To be eligible and able to adopt on the day you visit, you'll need to do the following:
Adoption fees at Nate's Honor Animal Rescue are as follows:
Prices can vary depending on special promotions.
Your adoption fee covers spay or neuter surgery, flea and tick prevention, deworming, up-to-date vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, microchipping and registration, FIV/FeLV combo test (cats only), and 30-day shelter care health insurance
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.