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Tails Humane Society's mission is to create a compassionate community that cares for its animals. They work toward achieving this by taking in strays, owner-surrendered pets, and animals at risk of being euthanized in a bid to save their lives. They offer low cost spay/neuter services, dog training, and various community outreach programs that support people and pets.
The shelter was founded in 1999 by local animal advocates and operated from an old farmhouse until 2005, when they opened the doors to their Greene facility. In 2009 they expanded by introducing a much-needed low cost spay/neuter clinic.
As a non-profit organization, Tails Humane Society is reliant on community donations to keep saving lives and making a difference. Each year over 3,000 animals are taken in and cared for by their dedicated staff members, fosters, and volunteers.
Tails Humane Society encourages you to take your time when deciding to adopt or choosing a particular pet, but they do allow same-day adoptions.
Basic requirements for adopting a pet are as follows:
Here's how you find your next best friend at Tails Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Tails Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, vaccinations, a wellness check, a Tails for Obedience Class coupon, heartworm testing for dogs, and FIV/FeLV testing for cats.
If you choose to take your dog to another training or obedience class, you're entitled to a $75 refund of your adoption fee.
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.