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Owen County Humane Society has been serving Owen County, Indiana and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Their goal is to install reverence for all life and to enhance the human-animal bond by acknowledging and accepting the responsibility of humans as a the species to cherish and protect the living creatures on this earth.
Volunteers and foster carers are always welcomed at Owen County Humane Society, as they’re an essential part of the support given to the animals that come to the shelter. Fostering is especially important, because it allows young, injured, or sick animals to receive the care and attention they need until they're ready to live at the shelter or until they find their loving, forever homes.
The adoption process at Owen County Humane Society is straightforward:
Adoption fees at Owen County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies, bordetella, and parvo vaccination, deworming, microchipping, flea/tick treatment, and a heartworm test.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies and the feline combo booster shot, deworming, and flea/tick treatment.
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.