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In 2013, Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society is pledged to become a no-kill shelter to put a stop to the senseless euthanasia practices of the past. Their vision is to become a national leader in progressive animal sheltering, eliminate euthanasia, and foster a community where the bond between humans and animals is celebrated.
Their mission is to continue saving animal lives by providing shelter, adoption services, free and low-cost spay and neuter surgery, and community outreach programs. They also strive to prevent and prosecute incidents of animal cruelty.
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society's veterinary team offers shelter animals quality medical care and lifesaving emergency treatment. Their amazing staff provides resident animals with the love and attention they need by ensuring they enjoy daily playgroups and get plenty of toys and treats to combat the kennel-related stresses they face.
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society is a leader in humane law enforcement and responds to thousands of calls every year. Their pet retention program aims to further reduce the number of owner surrenders by providing supplies, training, and behavior advice, and low-cost spay and neuter surgery.
If you're ready to adopt, great! Here's how the process works at Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society are as follows:
The above prices are Kanawha-Charleston Humane Society's average adoption fees. The actual amount may vary depending on your pet's age, breed, and size.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, flea and tick treatment, 30 days of pet insurance, and more than $600 worth of Petco coupons. Additional license fees may apply depending on where you live.
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.