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Jackson County Humane Society in Maquoketa, Iowa is a no-kill shelter founded in 1974 whose priority is to find the best possible home for the dogs and cats in their care.
Besides saving local dogs and cats, many more pets' lives are saved throughout the country with Jackson County Humane Society's "Saving Death Row Dogs & Cats" program. Dogs and cats from high-kill shelters from across the nation are transported to Jackson County Humane Society. Dogs and cats remain at the shelter and are taken care of (walked, socialized, all vet care, food, water, shelter) until they're adopted into permanent, loving homes.
Jackson County Humane Society is a non-profit organization that relies mostly on the generosity of compassionate people donating time, money, and professional services.
Considering adoption from Jackson County Humane Society? Keep reading below for more information on their process and fees.
Jackson County Humane Society is in the business of saving lives and offering second chances. Their adoption process is straightforward:
Adoption fees at Jackson County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, and a voucher for a rabies vaccination.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.