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Since 1987 Northwoods Humane Society has been serving the animals and people of Sawyer County and the surrounding areas. They began as an humane society without a shelter facility, entirely relying on foster homes to help animals in need. In response to the increasing number of animals needing housing, the organization built its shelter building in 1996. They serve an average of 550-600 animals each year.
Northwoods Humane Society assesses the needs of each animal that comes in. Whether the needs are behavioral, dietary, housing, or health issues, they work to help each animal become part of a permanent family. Through volunteer dog walkers, those that socialize cats in the playrooms, the people that take special needs animals into foster care, veterinarians, volunteer trainers, and groomers, they nurture and provide for all the animals at the shelter. Whether an animal is at Northwoods Humane Society for two days, two months or two years, they work to ensure that they know love and receive excellent care.
Saving the life of a shelter pet is one of the most rewarding things you can do. The process to adopt from Northwoods Humane Society involves just a few simple steps:
Ready to begin the adoption process at Northwoods Humane Society? Complete an adoption form below:
Adoption fees at Northwoods Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee cover spay/neuter surgery, various vaccinations, a health check, fecal check, and deworming.
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.