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Salem County Humane Society is a no-kill shelter for homeless dogs and cats located in Carney's Point, New Jersey. As a no-kill shelter, they work hard to place animals in loving homes. Those dogs and cats who aren't able to attract a new family remain at the shelter permanently, and they see all the volunteers as their family.
Salem County Humane Society is always looking for foster families and volunteers and are incredibly grateful for the donations that allow them to continue saving homeless animals.
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!
There are procedures in place at Salem County Humane Society to ensure the animals are going to the right home. The process is simple:
Adoption fees at Salem County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee allows Salem County Humane Society to continue feeding and sheltering homeless animals whilst working hard to give them a second chance of a forever home. For more information on exactly what your fee includes, speak with a member of Salem County Humane Society's staff today!
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.