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The Humane Society Of Skagit Valley is a non-profit organization founded in 1974. They're a safe haven to shelter and care for the abandoned, abused, or unwanted animals within Skagit County. The staff at The Humane Society Of Skagit Valley works hard to place these animals into loving, caring homes. They have a strong focus on public education programs that increase community awareness of humane animal treatment and the important of spay/neuter surgery.
As a private non-profit shelter, they rely heavily on fundraising events throughout the year as well as donations and gifts left to them in wills. The Humane Society Of Skagit Valley is an open-admission facility. They don’t pick and choose their pets, instead accepting any companion animal who needs care. Over 2,500 animals pass through the shelter each year and receive the love, comfort, and medical care they need.
Many adopters are quick to tell you that a rescued dog or cat is the best companion they've ever had—that it seems to know it’s been given a new start for a happy life. While this can’t be proved scientifically, Skagit Valley Humane Society absolutely agrees with them! It's a simple process to adopt your next furry friend:
Adoption fees at Skagit Valley Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, deworming, broad-spectrum parasite control, and first vaccinations.
Skagit Valley Humane Society also offers a Senior-to-Senior program for dogs and cats with reduced fees for cats that have been at the adoption center for a long time.
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.