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Humane Society of the Ohio Valley in Marietta, Ohio promotes the welfare of animals within the greater Washington County. They achieve this in four main ways:
If you aren't able to adopt, consider becoming a foster carer! You'll help save lives by providing a temporary, loving, and restful retreat for animals in need. Humane Society of the Ohio Valley provides all the supplies, food, and medical attention, so there's no cost to you as a foster parent. All you have to provide is love!
Adopting a shelter animal can be a life-changing experience both for them and for you! Here's the simple process to adopt a pet from Humane Society of The Ohio Valley:
Adoption fees at Humane Society Of The Ohio Valley are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, distemper, parvo, bordetella, and rabies vaccination, flea treatment, deworming, microchipping, and a dog tag. Heartworm testing is available for an additional $20 charge and is recommended for dogs over 6+ months old.
Your cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, FVRCP and rabies vaccination, flea treatment, deworming, and combo testing. A microchip with registration on a national database is available for an additional $20.
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.