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Caring for over 1,000 animals each year, South Wood County Humane Society delivers crucial services that have a huge positive impact on their community. They take in stray and surrendered dogs, cats, and small animals and offer these vulnerable souls shelter, food, medical care, and love while they wait to find their forever homes.
In 2011 they opened the doors to an incredible new space with much more room and many needed improvements:
South Wood County Humane Society also helps curb the animal overpopulation problem through spay/neuter programs and humane education. Their mission is to help give the animals in their care a second chance through their adoption program while strengthening the precious bond between people and their pets.
South Wood County Humane Society aims to make the adoption process as easy and convenient as possible. To qualify all applicants must meet the following requirements:
If you meet the above requirements you can complete your adoption application online and get ready to finally find your dream pet.
Understand that South Wood County Humane Society reserves the right to deny any application and that they don't follow a first-come, first-serve policy.
Adoption fees at South Wood County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, deworming, flea control, ear cleaning and nail trimming, FIV/FeLV testing for cats, 4DX testing for dogs, and 30-days of complimentary pet insurance. You also get a $10 gift certificate to Bow Wow Meow Pet Boutique.
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.