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Pennington County Humane Society in Thief River Falls, Minnesota was founded in 1997 as a non-profit organization supported entirely by individual contributions. They can house up to 27 dogs and 60 cats, and, more often than not, the shelter runs at full capacity.
Pennington County Humane Society loves having volunteers to help with the many important jobs around the shelter. If you're looking to give back to the community and make a difference in the lives of lovable dogs and cats, the shelter is always in need of volunteers for these important jobs:
Considering adoption from Pennington County Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Pennington County Humane Society’s adoption process is straightforward:
Please be aware of the adoption requirements at Pennington County Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Pennington County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, FeLV/FIV testing for cats, and heartworm testing for dogs.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.