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Founded in 1873 with the mission of preventing animal cruelty, Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in Massachusetts. Lowell Humane Society works tirelessly to prevent cruelty, provide care for homeless and distressed animals, and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
The goal of Lowell Humane Society’s adoption program is to match animals in their care with the appropriate forever home. Likewise, they’re there to help you find the right pet for your needs.
Here are the steps to follow to adopt from Lowell Humane Society:
Before adopting from Lowell Humane Society, they encourage you to be realistic about your expectations and the time you have to devote to a pet. Please ask yourself a few questions:
Adoption fees at Lowell Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, ear mite treatment, microchipping, flea treatment, collar, ID tag, FVRCP vaccination and FeLV/FIV testing for cats, DHLPP vaccination, bordetella vaccination for dogs, and heartworm testing for dogs.
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.