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Shelby Humane Society in Columbiana, Alabama is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 with the mission of rescuing and re-homing the neglected and homeless pets of Shelby County. They provide care to over 5,000 dogs and cats each year and house 200-350 adoptable animals at any given time. This means no matter what kind of dog or cat you’re looking for, there will be one at the shelter that’s a purrfect match!
Not all pets are housed at the shelter as Shelby Humane Society has developed an extensive network of foster homes to care for adoptable animals that need more attention to thrive.
The society has developed two significant service expansions since they were founded:
Considering adoption from Shelby Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting a pet from Shelby Humane Society is a straightforward process.
Adoption fees at Shelby Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter, all age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, a free wellness exam, and heartworm testing and prevention for all dogs 6+ months old.
These medical services cost Shelby Humane Society roughly $350 per animal, much less than your adoption fee, so any additional donation you’d like to give is greatly appreciated, though in no way required or expected.
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.