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Rutherford County Humane Society in Rutherfordton, North Carolina was founded in 1979. This no-kill, non-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers through a foster care based program. Their mission is to significantly improve the lives of unwanted and neglected animals while decreasing the size of that population through three initiatives:
Being a foster-based animal rescue, they're always in need of new foster carers. With more foster carers, more pets can be rescued and re-homed! Rutherford County Humane Society covers all the expenses for the foster carer, so all you need to supply is love. If you're interested, get in touch and let them know you're available to help save more lives.
Considering adoption from Rutherford County Humane Society? Keep reading below for more information on their process and fees.
Rutherford County Humane Society has many different pets waiting for permanent homes. Here's their adoption process:
Please be aware of the following:
Should you wish to adopt a pet from you can complete an application form below:
Adoption fees at Rutherford County Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter, DHPP and rabies vaccination, flea/tick treatment, heartworm testing, deworming, and microchipping.
Your cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, PVR and rabies vaccinations, flea/tick prevention, ear mite treatment, and deworming.
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.