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The Lehigh County Humane Society's history dates back to 1906 when the shelter was founded to provide refuge for homeless animals and advocate against cruelty to both children and animals. Today, their mission is threefold:
With over 200 animals being cared for by the shelter each day, they certainly have their hands full! They continue to support the prosecution of animal cruelty cases while rescuing and rehabilitating these vulnerable animals.
Ready to adopt a lucky animal from The Lehigh County Humane Society? Here's how it works:
Enjoy your new life with a loyal shelter companion!
Adoption fees at The Lehigh County Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, deworming, flea and tick preventative, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and microchipping by 24PetWatch. An additional $6.50 fee will be charged if you're a Lehigh Country resident and need a dog license.
Your cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, FeLV and FIV testing, deworming, flea and tick prevention, ear cleaning, nail trimming, and microchipping by 24PetWatch.
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.