Silent Auction for The Hermitage Cat Shelter!
October 15-31, 2020 | Learn More →
Bid on 99+ awesome prizes, including a South African Photo Safari for Two!
All proceeds benefit needy cats and kittens in Southern Arizona.
Established in 1944, the Humane Society Of Southern Arizona has cared for over 1,000,000 animals during their 76 years of operation. They're on a mission to end senseless euthanasia practices and are proud of their 90% save rate. They never euthanize an animal simply because they don't have space or because the animal hasn't been adopted for a long time.
The Humane Society Of Southern Arizona is built around three pillars:
The Humane Society Of Southern Arizona strives to create long-term change in the community, from low cost veterinary and adoption services to education programs, and they're changing the way people view pets while creating a better future for all.
As a progressive shelter, they've taken a no-kill approach to animal control and welfare and seek to end the inhumane practice of declawing cats.
If you've decided to adopt instead of shop, congratulations! Adopting a lucky animal from the Humane Society Of Southern Arizona is simple and can be done in a few simple steps:
Adoption fees at Humane Society Of Southern Arizona are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchipping, initial vaccinations, a free visit to a local veterinarian of your choice, and a rabies vaccination for pets 3+ months old. Heartworm and FIV/FeLV testing is optional but encouraged and costs an additional $25.
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.