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Founded in 1950 and located in Austin, Minnesota, Mower County Humane Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit, donation-funded, fully-independent, no-kill shelter. They strive to take in homeless and stray dogs and cats to place them into responsible, lifelong homes. They hope to reduce the number of unwanted, homeless dogs and cats in Mower County by promoting, facilitating, and sponsoring spay/neuter services.
As a shelter run entirely by volunteers, Mower County Humane Society would love you to volunteer your time and skills to help with the valuable work they do. Volunteers get to see shy, mistreated, and traumatized animals come out of their shells to greet the world with hope, a purr, and a wag. It's gratifying to play a part in these happy transformations and leave the shelter smiling.
Or, you can start the adoption process today!
The process to adopt a pet from Mower County Humane Society is straightforward:
Adoption forms for Mower County Humane Society can be found below:
Adoption fees at Mower County Humane Society are as follows:
For more information on what your adoption fee covers, please contact Mower County Humane Society directly.
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.