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Midlands Humane Society is located in Council Bluffs. When it comes to pets, their aims are as follows:
Approximately 1.5 million pets are unnecessarily euthanized in US shelters each year. Every time an animal is given a second (or third) chance at a forever home, it's cause for celebration.
That's why you're encouraged to look at local shelters and rescues when looking to bring a new pet into your home. Remember, it's not just cats and dogs available to adopt. Families can often find rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and guinea pigs, too!
Staff at Midlands Humane Society will be happy to help you find the perfect match for both you, your family, and your current pets.
You can check out their Petfinder or Facebook pages where pictures and information about all the animals who need to be rehomed are posted regularly.
Contact Midlands Humane Society directly to learn more about the adoption process and talk about the dogs and cats currently available for adoption.
Adoption fees at Midlands Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, all vaccinations, and all of the pre-love provided by Midlands Humane Society's staff and volunteers.
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.