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Ramona Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter founded in 1969 by a group of caring, animal-loving women to care for all the abandoned and abused animals of Homeland, CA. The sisters Maudie Alticks and Dorothy Berg led the shelter in Homeland until 1992, when it moved to its current location.
When founded, the shelter was known as Ramona Animal Haven. Despite changing their name twice, their mission remains the same: Work to control animal overpopulation through low-cost spay and neuter services, adoption, and public outreach programs. Currently, Ramona Humane Society provides animal adoption services, lost and found, animal control, licensing, training, and veterinary services.
The steps to complete the adoption process at Ramona Humane Society are as follows:
Adoption applications are located here and their adoption agreement is here.
Adoption fees at Ramona Humane Society are as follows:
Senior citizens (65+) can take $20 off all above fees. If you're 65+ and want to adopt an animal 7+ years old, there's no set price. You just have to donate whatever amount feels right to you.
Your adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, deworming, age-appropriate vaccinations, and microchipping with free registration. Rabbits aren't microchipped.
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.