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Founded in 1953, Huron County Animal Shelter provides a haven for Huron County residents to safely surrender their dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals when unforeseen circumstances arise. Each year they take in hundreds of companion animals and successfully place many in loving homes.
Their ultimate aim is to enrich the lives of families through the adoption of healthy, happy, and thriving animals. The organization is 100% donation-based. These donations cover everything from flea treatment to vet visits to dog beds, so they're very much appreciated.
One of the best ways to make a difference is by becoming a member of Huron County Humane Society. Membership contributions allow the shelter to provide immediate and intensive veterinary medical care, including spaying and neutering. Contributions enable the shelter to conduct outreach and education programs, enforce animal welfare laws, and conduct cruelty investigation and rescues.
The adoption process helps match humans with the right furever furry child. At Huron County Humane Society, there are some straightforward steps to follow:
Adoption fees at Huron County Humane Society are as follows:
Contact the shelter directly to find out what your adoption fee covers.
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.