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Determined to achieve their vision of reducing the number of unwanted and abandoned animals, White River Humane Society cares for up to 1,500 cats and dogs every year. The shelter focuses on achieving their mission in four ways:
As a non-profit organization, White River Humane Society is reliant on the generous donations and support they receive from the community. Founded in 1975, they have a rich history and are proud to be a pro-life shelter, striving to improve their save-rate.
In addition to helping dogs and cats find the forever homes they deserve, the shelter also provides lost and found and cremation services.
To adopt a furry friend from White River Humane Society, you must complete an adoption application on their website. There are four requirements:
Animals are listed on the website are available to adopt through Petango.
Adoption fees at White River Humane Society vary depending on the species, age, breed, and temperament of the animal you're interested in adopting. Check out each animal's profile on Petango for more information, and remember you can always speak with White River Humane Society's amazing staff.
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.