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Three Rivers Humane Society in Madras, Oregon is a nonprofit organization established in 2012. They were born of a desire to create a better life for the animals of Central Oregon and to help put an end to pet overpopulation in the area. At this tiny shelter, animals are seen as individuals, community members are proud to be involved, adopters share their experience with others, and most importantly…Love Finds a Home!
Adopting from Three Rivers Humane Society is a straightforward process:
Please be aware of the requirements to adopt from Three Rivers Humane Society:
Ready to adopt from Three Rivers Humane Society? Complete an application form below:
Adoption fees at Three Rivers Humane Society vary by animal and are listed in the animal's description online.
Your adoption fee covers spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, up-to-date vaccinations including rabies, a free vet visit, 1 free month of pet health insurance, and an engraved ID tag.
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.