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Will County Humane Society is Will County’s oldest no-kill shelter. They house up to 30 dogs and 60 cats at any given time, plus animals in their foster care network. They’re a non-profit organization that relies solely on the generous donations and support from the surrounding community as they don’t receive any federal or state funding.
Foster care is an essential necessity for all rescue groups. Fostering gives pets a chance to enjoy a low-stress environment during a challenging time in their lives. Will County Humane Society is always in need of long-term fosters who are able to accommodate a pet in need throughout their treatment, up until they're adopted. The goal is for these pets to never see the inside of a shelter again.
Will County Humane Society knows you can’t wait to bring your new best friend home. They’re just as eager to find forever homes for their adoptable pets. The purpose of the adoption process is to make sure the match is right between pet and potential guardian. Please follow the steps below:
Please be aware of the requirements to adopt from Will County Humane Society:
Ready to adopt a pet from Will County Humane Society? Complete an application form below:
Adoption fees at Will County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee for adult dogs covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, 4-way distemper, bordetella, and combo influenza vaccinations, and heartworm testing. Puppies will have received their first shots, deworming, and a fecal examination.
Your adoption fee for adult cats covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, feline leukemia, feline distemper, chlamydia, and feline rhino vaccinations. Kittens will have received their first shots.
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.