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Mesabi Humane Society in Minnesota has been serving and caring for animals since 1978, with the current facility operating since 1986. When Mesabi Humane Society receives an animal with issues better handled outside of the shelter, they place the animal in a loving foster home for individualized support and care. Mesabi Humane Society depends on honest, caring, and trustworthy people to foster these deserving souls to improve their chances of finding a furr-ever home.
Mesabi Humane Society is a non-profit, no-kill shelter reliant on financial support from generous individuals and businesses within the community. This support helps to create a sustainable, more effective humane society for the animals coming through their doors. They also have a comprehensive online shop to assist with raising funds. Your decision to donate, shop, or adopt helps save lives every day, and the loving animals at the shelter thank you from the tips of their tails to the pads of their paws.
When looking for a new furry friend, opt to adopt! The process is as easy as 1-2-3:
Adoption fees at Mesabi Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, rabies vaccination, and routine vaccinations done at 6 months of age.
Mesabi Humane Society also offers a 50% discount to senior citizens age 65+.
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.