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Spokane Humane Society has an incredible 120-year history that's seen them save thousands of animals lives and make an immeasurable difference in the lives of Spokane residents. Their mission is to provide abandoned and homeless animals with support, care, and love while they wait the forever home they deserve.
Spokane Humane Society is a limited-admission shelter and focuses on achieving their vision of creating a community that treats it's animals with compassion and respect through various humane education programs. Today, about 5,000 animals are saved by the shelter and their volunteers every year.
To adopt a cat or dog from Spokane Humane Society, you must visit the shelter and meet your new best friend in person. You can, however, browse through the profiles of available pets on their website beforehand. Take note of the animal's location, as some are in foster homes and won't be available to meet during your visit to the shelter.
Spokane Humane Society recommends you bring your family along with you when meeting your new furry friend to allow everyone time to sniff out if the match is good.
If everything checks out, it's time to finalize the adoption. Same-day adoptions are possible, provided that all paperwork has been taken care of.
Adoption fees at Spokane Humane Society are as follows:
Spokane Humane Society wants to help as many animals find a loving home as possible. To achieve this, they offer adoption fee discounts that include the following:
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.