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Founded in 1943, Pensacola Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that takes in both dogs and cats to help them find loving, forever homes. They're dedicated to enriching the lives of pets through four primary services:
Adopting a furry friend from Pensacola Humane Society starts with the most exciting part: viewing all of the lovely pets up for adoption on their website. You can also head on over to the shelter with your family and (if you want to adopt a canine companion) your other dogs. Throughout this process counselors are available to assist, guide, and advise you. If you have any questions, go ahead and ask away!
Once you're ready to take your new friend home, it's time to finalize the paperwork and make the adoption official. You're required to take your pet to a veterinarian for a wellness exam within 7 days of taking your new friend home.
Adoption fees at Pensacola Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog's adoption fee covers a heartworm test, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and vaccines.
Your cat's adoption fee covers a FeLV/FIV test, spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, and vaccinations.
If you're adopting two cats or dogs, the second pet's fees will be discounted by 50%. If you're thinking about adopting two puppies, think again! Littermate Syndrome is a real problem. It's best to adopt one puppy first and then a second puppy one year later.
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.