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Kokomo Humane Society strives to improve the lives of animals by preventing cruelty through education while uniting animals with loving, responsible families. They're a no-kill shelter that will never consider euthanasia for animals that are healthy and adoptable.
In addition to their adoption services, Kokomo Humane Society offers several important community services:
In 2019 alone Kokomo Humane Society cared for over 3,000 animals and achieved a live release rate of 93%.
Kokomo Humane Society implements a playground program that helps them socialize their dogs, provides them with exercise, improves their behavior, and increases their chances of successfully being placed in a new forever home.
If you love cats, you can become a member of their Cat Cafe to visit their cat colony or access their Cat Cam to enjoy their playful animals from the comfort of your own home.
Considering adoption from Kokomo Humane Society? Here's some need-to-know info:
Adoption fees at Kokomo Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers microchipping, 30 days of complimentary pet insurance, a courtesy wellness check from any of 6 participating local veterinarians, a bag of Hill's Science Diet pet food, a leash for dogs, and a cardboard carrier for cats.
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.