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Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California was established in 1949. They're private, non-profit, full-access animal shelter dedicated to providing a safe refuge for animals in the community, offering several vital services:
Considering adoption from Inland Valley Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Inland Valley Humane Society knows you can't buy love, but you sure can adopt it! The adoption process is straightforward:
Adoption fees at Inland Valley Humane Society vary according to how long an animal has been at the shelter and are as follows:
Puppies are defined as being less than 1 year old.
Adult dogs are defined as being up to 8 years old.
Senior dogs are defined as being 8+ years old.
Kittens are defined as being up to 1 year old.
Adult cats are defined as being up to 5 years old.
Senior cats are defined as being 5+ years old.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, the first set of shots, deworming, rabies vaccination, microchipping, and follow-up care two weeks after adoption.
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.