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Terre Haute Humane Society was founded in 1913 by a small group of citizens deeply concerned about the welfare of animals in their community. They aim to prevent unnecessary animal suffering and to teach loving and kindness to all living creatures through educational outreach programs. These include visits to daycare facilities, classrooms, and senior citizen centers.
Each year the shelter takes in and cares for owner-surrendered, mistreated, abandoned, and stray companion animals. Dedicated staff provides medical treatment, tons of love, and new forever homes for as many animals in their care as possible. As a non-profit organization, they depend on kind donations, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to keep their doors open. Consider adopting a pet and saving a life from Terre Haute Humane Society today!
To begin, have a peek at the cute critters available on their website to see who might be waiting for you when you arrive. Each pet available for adoption will be listed with a picture and details about their personality, age, weight, breed, sex, etc. If you find a sweetie that steals your heart, then don’t delay in filling out an online application form to begin the adoption process.
Once your application is received and processed, a team member will get in touch to arrange an appointment for a visit. Alternately, you can visit the shelter without an appointment during pet viewing hours.
Staff at the shelter are committed to finding the best pet match to fit your personality and lifestyle. They'll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the specific animals available and the adoption process in general.
When you find the cat, dog, or other small creature of your dreams, you may be able to take them home on the same day if they have already been spayed/neutered. If not, once you have paid the relevant adoption fee, surgery can be scheduled for one of the next few days, after which you can bring your new pet home.
All adopters must be 21 years of age or older. Dogs must leave on a leash and cats in a carrier for both their safety and your peace of mind.
Adoption fees at Terre Haute Humane Society are as follows:
Fees may vary on select animals.
Your adoption fee covers routine spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations (excluding rabies), microchipping, a complimentary post-adoption veterinary visit, one month of free pet insurance, and one year’s membership to Terre Haute Humane Society’s dog park.
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.