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Lewis and Clark Humane Society was founded in Helena in 1964 as a means to create a more humane and ethical way to deal with the community’s stray and unwanted pets.
They’re a small, private, community-based, not-for-profit organization.
Lewis and Clark Humane Society serves three counties in Southwestern Montana, encompassing a population of roughly 75,000 residents and an area covering approximately 5,500 square miles. The focus of Lewis and Clark Humane Society is as follows:
If you aren't ready to commit to the lifetime ownership of a pet, the shelter has a comprehensive foster care program to meet the needs of some of the animals while they wait for forever homes. The program includes day-trips and sleepovers.
Adopting a furrever friend from Lewis and Clark Humane Society is a simple process:
A few notes about the adoption requirements:
Adoption fees at Lewis And Clark Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, all applicable vaccinations, one free wellness checkup, a free bag of food, and, of course, a new best friend!
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, below you'll find 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.
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.