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Muscatine Humane Society came about in 1996 when the entire property, including the building and its contents, were graciously donated by a member of the community. As a non-profit organization, they rely entirely on donations to offer a compassionate second chance to adoptable pets. At full capacity, the shelter can house 85-100 animals.
The mission of Muscatine Humane Society is to educate the public on the importance and dire necessity to spay and neuter their animals to prevent the needless suffering that accompanies pet overpopulation. They provide a safe haven for lost or abandoned animals until their owners collect them or new homes can be found.
Adoption is simple and very rewarding. There are just a few steps to follow if you'd like to adopt from Muscatine Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Muscatine Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, deworming, heartworm testing for dogs, temperament testing before adoption, and a check with the vet.
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.