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Sioux Falls Area Humane Society has over 100 years of history working to help animals and pet owners through adoption programs, educational services, and animal cruelty prevention. Since 1919, they've grown significantly and raised the necessary funds to be able to provide shelter to more than 8,000 animals per year.
This nonprofit is community-funded and doesn’t receive support from any institution or humane societies. Generosity and kindness are the main pillars of their labor of providing a safe haven to all the soon-to-be pets in their care. As an open admission shelter, they take in all the abandoned, abused, homeless, and surrendered animals in need of help. Their mission is to be the “human voice” to all animals in need, giving them the opportunity to find both the perfect family and the perfect couch to chew on.
At Sioux Fall Area Humane Society, you’ll be able to take your new "pawl" home with you the very same day. The adoption process is very simple. You only need to follow these easy steps:
Adoption applications are located here:
Adoption fees at Sioux Falls Area Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, nail trimming, deworming, microchipping with national registration, heartworm test, flea treatment, a free Owner Pet Guide, a 7-day medical exchange policy, a Cat’s Pet carrier (for cats), and 30 days of free Shelter Care pet Insurance.
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.