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Iowa County Humane Society was established in 1988 by a group of residents who wanted to change the inhumane fate that befell the lost and homeless animals in their county. Soon after their inception, Iowa County Humane Society made the decision to be a no-kill shelter. They've since saved close to 3,000 animals' lives and continue to provide shelter and care for both dogs and cats. Iowa County Humane Society encourages community involvement and has an incredible network of volunteers, without whom their incredible work wouldn't be possible.
To Iowa County Humane Society, finding their dogs and cats a loving forever home is a job they take very seriously. They don't allow same-day adoptions, and their process is designed to ensure successful applicants truly are ready to bring a new pet home:
To adopt a pet from the shelter, here's what you need to do:
Adoption fees at Iowa County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a behavioral evaluation, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and vaccinations. Cats receive distemper and rabies vaccinations and are tested for FIV/FeLV. Cats with FIV/FeLV come at reduced adoption rates, Dogs are tested for heartworm and vaccinated for distemper, bordetella, and rabies.
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.