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As one of the most caring and compassionate charity groups, the Peninsula Humane Society is committed to the welfare of animals. One of the things they're known for is their willingness to offer a helping hand to animals that are wounded, sick, rejected, or unable to survive due to lack of support.
The Peninsula Humane Society has a kind heart for all animals, regardless of whether other groups have rejected them. In fact, they rescue over 5,000 animals in need of love and care every year. Their basic aim is to reestablish the bonds of trust and respect between man and animal.
However, the Peninsula Humane Society is not a no-kill shelter and, sadly, has to put down a small percentage of the animals they care for, usually due to severe behavioral issues.
You must be at least 18 years old before you're allowed to adopt any animal. You’ll need to fill out an adoption profile, and the form can be downloaded, filled out, and faxed to Peninsula Humane Society's customer service number, or you can take it to the shelter in person. Your prospective pet also needs to meet with every member of your household, including any other pets you have.
Outlined below are the various adoption fees:
The adoption fee for rabbits includes neuter/spay surgery and behavioral/health screenings.
Some dogs also require a $90 training fee to enroll them in a training class. This is to ensure the animal goes home with the necessary skills to last as a member of your household. The society will tell you early in the adoption process whether the dog you're looking to adopt requires training.
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.