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Lenawee County Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1921. They're dedicated to helping the entire community, starting with animals and the people who love them. Lenawee Humane Society is a resource for those who can no longer keep their pets. However, their philosophy is that pets are better off with their owners than in a shelter. With this in mind, they offer low-cost spaying or neutering whenever possible, a trap-neuter-return program for stray and feral cats, and a pet food bank for pet owners who have fallen on hard times but don't want to give up their pets.
Lenawee Humane Society visits schools, nursing homes, and college campuses to teach humane education and spread the joy of puppy love. They also work closely with the Lenawee County Sheriff's Department to house stray dogs (as space allows) and assist with cruelty and neglect cases when needed.
The choice to adopt is the choice to save a life. There are a few straightforward steps to follow when adopting from Lenawee Humane Society, and it all starts with becoming a pre-approved adopter.
Adoption fees at Lenawee County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, parasite treatment, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm testing for dogs, and FIV/FeLV testing 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.