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Monadnock Humane Society has been in operation since 1875. They focus on animal welfare issues and look to build connections between animals and humans wherever possible.
They also educate the local community regarding animal welfare issues, pet overpopulation, and animal cruelty.
In 1999 they moved into their current facility that provides shelter for abused, abandoned, and stray animals while offering a space for people to bond with animals. They also offer affordable neutering/spraying and vet services to the local community.
In order to adopt an animal from the Monadnock Humane Society, there are a few minimum requirements:
Monadnock Humane Society also offers dog training lessons if you'd like to get your new pet started on the right paw.
Below are the dog adoption fees from Monadnock Humane Society:
They're a little more expensive than the usual adoption facility, but the high puppy fee includes required puppy training at the shelter.
Adoption fees for cats are as follows:
For all other small animals, the shelter currently offers adoption with the following fees:
All animals adopted will be neutered/spayed, dewormed, have the relevant tick/flea protection applied, and be microchipped.
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.