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Stevens-Swan Humane Society of Oneida County has a rich and diverse background. It was founded in the early 1900s by Gustavus Swan and James N. Stevens and initially operated out of private homes. The first animal shelter, purchased in 1949,, was located in Upstate New York, and today they're one of the oldest animal shelters in the area.
Stevens-Swan Humane Society provides food, shelter, medical care, and love to animals in need with the help of both the community and generous donors. The shelter provides several services for the community, including rabies clinics and low-income spay/neuter clinics.
To adopt from Stevens-Swan Humane Society and give a homeless pet a second chance, you need to follow a simple process:
Ready to begin the adoption process at Stevens-Swan Humane Society? Complete the applications below:
Adoption fees at Stevens-Swan Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, flea treatment, deworming, a wellness exam, dental cleaning if necessary, microchipping, and rabies vaccination. Additionally, cats will have tested negative for FIV/FeLV and have received FRCP vaccines. Dogs received a 4DX Test plus bordetella and distemper vaccinations.
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.