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Founded in 1961, Humane Society Of Weld County opened the doors to its new facility in September 1999. They’re the only non-profit animal shelter in Weld County and provide care and housing to over 4,000 homeless and unwanted pets annually.
Most of the animals that come to the shelter are dogs or cats, but they also take in rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs. The society's priority is to adopt out healthy and behaviorally sound animals into caring homes in the community. Weld County Humane Society is always looking for more people to come on board as volunteers and foster carers. In their “Once-A-Paws-A-Time” program, children earn prizes and enhance their reading skills while reading to the animals. The furry friends receive the love and attention they crave while providing children with hours of fun, entertainment, and affection.
With lots of lovable and adoptable animals just waiting to meet you and become your lifelong companion, Weld County Humane Society has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees at Weld County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, a medical examination for general good health, preliminary vaccinations, deworming, rabies vaccination when age-appropriate, microchipping, a post-adoption medical exam, and free pet health insurance for 30 days.
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.