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Union County Humane Society in Maynardville, Tennessee was established in 1996 and opened the county's first animal shelter in 2008. They're a non-profit, open-admission shelter and never turn animals away. They also have in-house, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics.
Union County Humane Society views their mission as having six parts:
Considering adoption from Union County Humane Society? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting a pet is life-changing for both you and pet, so thank you for choosing to adopt instead of purchasing from a breeder or pet shop.
Union County Humane Society has a straightforward adoption process:
If you’d like to adopt a pet from Union County Humane Society, you’ll need one of the application forms below:
Adoption fees at Union County Humane Society are as follows:
Your dog adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations (DA2PPV, bordetella, and rabies), deworming, microchipping, and flea and tick treatments. Adult dogs are tested for heartworm.
Your cat adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date FVRCP and rabies vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, and flea and tick treatments. Adult cats are tested for FeLV.
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.