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Whitman County Humane Society is an independent animal shelter that provides a safe haven for all animals in need of humane care. They're renowned for their veterinary teaching hospital but sadly suffered through budget cuts in recent years. That’s when active members of the community decided to roll up their sleeves and change the lives of thousands of pets.
They started working together in 2000 to offer new solutions to combat the inadequate and inhumane animal shelter operating in town. After months of intense negotiations, they took control of the facility and changed the organization’s mission statement.
Today, this no-kill shelter and their highly trained staffed are dedicated to providing stewardship for homeless pets and promoting compassionate treatment of all companion animals.
To adopt a lawful and loving companion from Whitman County Humane Society, the most important step is to make sure you're going to be great for each other. Matching lifestyles and expectations are the main focuses during the adoption process.
If you're interested in adopting a loving animal from Whitman County Humane Society, here's how the process works:
Adoption fees at Whitman County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, deworming treatment, flea and tick prevention, and a professional veterinary examination.
Cats and kittens are tested for heartworm, feline leukemia (FeLV), and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).
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.