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Ponca City Humane Society's mission is simple: to place animals in the caring and loving forever homes they deserve.
They serve Ponca City in Oklahoma by both sheltering animals in need and offering adoption services. They also deliver low-cost veterinary services to residents.
As a no-kill shelter, Ponca City Humane Society has created an extended stay program that gives certain animals a better chance of finding an adoring family. This allows them to drop the adoption fees of pets who have been waiting to find a forever home for 100+ days to just $25.
Their Golden Pet Program encourages senior residents to find an older pet that doesn't have all the energy and training needs of a younger pet.
To adopt a pet from Ponca City Humane Society, begin by reading through their online articles and resources to help you decide whether or not you're ready to adopt. Adoption isn't something you should take lightly. A pet is a lifetime commitment.
If you think you're ready to adopt, get one step closer to bringing your dream pet home by completing their online adoption questionnaire. This will get you pre-approved and enable you to set up a meeting with an adoption counselor. This counselor will help you get matched-up with the ideal pet based on your home environment and lifestyle.
Once approved, you'll be eligible to adopt for a period of 2 years and can visit the shelter to view the adorable dogs and cats waiting to find a new family. You can also browse profiles of animals available at the shelter, but both you and everyone in your home must come in and meet the animal before they can go home with you.
Ready to adopt? Here are the requirements:
Adoption fees at Ponca City Humane Society are as follows:
All fees above are subject to change and don't include a $5 processing fee.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, including a rabies shot and ID tag, microchipping, a complimentary bag of cat or dog food, and a copy of the pet's medical records. Cats will be tested for leukemia and dogs for heartworm.
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.