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For over 60 years, Lynchburg Humane Society has operated as a non-profit, no-kill organization caring for lost and homeless pets. They firmly believe no healthy or treatable pet should be euthanized.
Lynchburg Humane Society also operates the public shelter for both Lynchburg and Appomattox, and they accept the stray or unwanted pets surrendered from those communities. They also focus on pets at a regional/state level. By doing so, Lynchburg Humane Society has helped thousands of pets from other public shelters that otherwise may have had a negative outcome. They accept easily adoptable as pets and those that need individual nurturing from abusive or neglectful experiences.
The process of adopting a pet from Lynchburg Humane Society is simple:
Ready to adopt from Lynchburg Humane Society? You can complete an adoption form below:
Adoption fees at Lynchburg Humane Society are as follows:
Fees vary from $59 for senior dogs to $399 for young puppies.
Fees vary from $10 for senior cats to $99 for young kittens.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter, an engraved ID tag, initial vaccinations, a free vet visit, and 10% off at Lynchburg Humane Society's retail shop on the day of your adoption. An additional $10 microchip fee applies to all adoptions.
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.