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Williams County Humane Society in Bryan, Ohio is a shelter for homeless animals in the Williams County community. They’re a non-profit organization that receives no government funding, relying solely on the caring hearts of donors, sponsors, and volunteers to keep their doors open, their animals healthy, and the bellies of those fuzzy fluffballs full.
Volunteers range from being animal caregivers to administrators to office staff to building repair and maintenance. And just as they depend on their volunteers, they also depend on the donations of benevolent individuals and sponsors, which enables them to continue housing, caring for, and feeding up to 40 dogs and 60 cats at full capacity. How can you help? By donating through their website, you could be making a huge difference in an adorable creature’s future.
Want to know another way to change their future permanently? By giving them a forever home and making them your new family pawl!
The adoption process at Williams County Humane Society is as follows:
The adoption form can be found here.
Adoption fees at Williams County Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fees cover spaying/neutering, heartworm testing for dogs, FEIV/FIV testing for cats, the first set of age-appropriate vaccinations, testing and treatment for intestinal parasites, treatment for fleas, and the first month's heartworm pill for dogs.
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.