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Taylor Jones Humane Society was established in 1972 by a group of animal lovers who banded together to improve conditions for forgotten animals that were roaming the area. After initially renting a room and kennel spaces from a veterinarian, Taylor Jones Humane Society moved to their own building in 2010.
They’re a small shelter but they do their best for the animals in their care. With the capacity to house 18 dogs and 18 cats, they’re almost always full. This means whenever you’re looking for a new furry friend, Taylor Jones Humane Society has the purrfect pet just waiting to meet you.
Shelters want to place their pets with the right people in a forever home. Offering a pet a second chance is a simple process at Taylor Jones Humane Society:
Adoption fees at Taylor Jones Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee for dogs covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies and two distemper combo vaccinations, heartworm testing, deworming, and microchipping.
Your adoption fee for cats covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies and two distemper combo vaccinations, leukemia testing, and deworming.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.