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Since 1939, Humane Society of Lebanon County has evolved from their humble beginnings in a transformed chicken coop into a real shelter that hosts the abandoned dogs and cats of Lebanon County. Through the years their facilities have undergone the necessary remodels to receive, shelter, and care for more than 10,000 animals in need of a safe place to crash and scratch.
Today, relying solely on the kindness of their donors, this non-profit organization has managed to improve their facility to become more cozy and practical for both their residents and potential adopters. These upgrades include “Meet and Greet” rooms for both cats and dogs, a new ventilation system for their cat adoption room, a fully-equipped exam room, and a Community Learning Center.
The adoption process at Humane Society of Lebanon County is focused on animal welfare. They look for you to meet your ideal pet while making sure the match is in the animal's best interests as well. Ready for your adoption interview? Let’s go!
If you’re adopting a cat, you must bring a carrier or you can also purchase a $5 cardboard caddie from the shelter.
Adoption applications for dogs are located here.
Adoption applications for cats and small animals are located here.
Adoption fees at Humane Society of Lebanon County are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, HomeAgain microchipping, FeLV/FIV test, flea control, a leash, collar, and starter bag of Hill’s Science Diet food fog dogs, and a one-year dog license for Lebanon County residents only.
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.