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Last Paw Rescue in Tomah, Wisconsin was founded in 2012. To date, they’ve found homes for well over 1,400 dogs in need!
Maybe you’re asking yourself, "Why should I adopt when I can just buy a pet today from a breeder or pet shop?"
If you have room in your home (and your heart) for a new dog, adopting makes sense for many reasons:
There are plenty of good reasons to adopt your next pet, but probably the best reason to adopt is you just might meet your new best friend!
Considering adoption from Last Paw Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on the adoption process and fees.
Last Paw Rescue has a simple adoption process:
Adoption fees at Last Paw Rescue are as follows:
*All dogs must be spayed/neutered and an additional spay/neuter deposit may be required.
Your adoption fee covers age-appropriate vaccinations, a health certificate, and microchipping.
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.