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Siouxland Humane Society is Siouxland’s only open-admission, full-service animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. Founded in 1889, members initially sheltered pets in their own homes with the current facility built in 1999. Siouxland Humane Society takes great pride in finding forever homes for 100% of the adoptable pets they rescue.
Siouxland Humane Society also serves the community through its many programs and services:
Ready to adopt from Siouxland Humane Society? There are just a few steps:
A few notes about adoption requirements:
Adoption fees at Siouxland Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers initial preventative vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, a free veterinary health exam, spay/neuter surgery discount, and new parent adoption packet. Higher fees for more desirable animals help support other animals having a tougher time finding their forever home.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.