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Founded in 1957, Potsdam Humane Society provides shelter for over 1,200 dogs, cats, and other small animals every year. The shelter takes in sick, abandoned, and abused animals and provides them with love, care, and affection.
The shelter tries to find appropriate homes for all the animals that come through their doors every year. In 2010 the they expanded their facility to offer better care to even more animals in need.
In order to adopt an animal from the Potsdam Humane Society, you must complete an application form either online or over the phone. You'll also be required to complete an in-person interview at the shelter. The application form requires the following information:
Approval can take up to 24 hours for first time pet adopters.
Adoption fees at Potsdam Humane Society are as follows:
All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed/neutered, and you leave with a free bag of food and free visit at a local vet.
Want to help more than one animal in need? Contact the shelter directly for discounts on multiple animal adoptions and adopting senior pets.
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.