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Tuscarawas County Humane Society in New Philadelphia, Ohio was set up in 1977 as a charity that relies solely on donations to continue their work.
In 2008 the shelter elected a board of directors who managed to secure a permanent location. In 2015 they redeveloped the shelter so they could take in more animals.
A big mission for the shelter is to save animals from euthanasia. Currently, the Tuscarawas Dog Pound (not affiliated with the shelter) takes in around 100 dogs per month and has to put nearly half of them down. Tuscarawas County Humane Society takes these dogs from the pound as often as possible to give them a second chance and help them find their loving forever homes.
Tuscarawas County Humane Society has 3-step adoption process that begins by filling out an adoption application. The application includes the following information:
Following approval, you then arrange a date to come and pick up your new pet!
It's worth noting there is no onsite veterinarian at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, so spraying, neutering, and a vet check up are all recommended after adoption.
Adoption fees at Tuscarawas County Humane Society are as follows:
No veterinary check-ups or procedures are included, so the shelter recommends that you have an appointment with a vet scheduled as soon as possible after welcoming your new pet to their forever home.
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.