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Sequoia Humane Society is a no-kill shelter that strives to achieve their vision of ending euthanasia as a means to control animal populations. They place a great deal of effort in promoting the humane treatment of animals. They achieve these goals through community education, spay and neuter programs, and by assisting lost and homeless pets find the loving homes they deserve.
How you can make a difference to the animals at Sequoia Humane Society?
Sequoia Humane Society takes in over 600 animals every year and works hard to care for them and find them loving, forever homes. They're a transparent, non-profit organization with a strong leadership team and a passionate staff that goes above and beyond to save lives and make lasting change in the communities they serve.
The first step is to complete Sequoia Humane Society's online adoption form. The application is quite elaborate and ensures you're paired with a pet that's the perfect fit. The form asks for information about your household, including how many people and other pets live with you, to help staff find a pet that matches your personality and lifestyle.
The second step is to meet with the dog or cat you want and complete the adoption paperwork.
Finally, you'll be required to pay an adoption fee before getting the go-ahead to take your best friend home where they belong. You can ask the shelter to hold your pet for 24 hours if you need to make additional arrangements for their arrival.
Adoption fees at Sequoia Humane Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers all medical tests including heartworm and Lyme testing for dogs and FIV/FeLV testing for cats, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchipping.
An additional fee of $15-$20 will be charged for a rabies vaccination given by the shelter.
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.