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Wiregrass Humane Society is a non-profit public service organization dedicated to relieving animal suffering. When the society first got started, they operated out of a mobile home but in 2000 moved into the building that houses their animals today.
Wiregrass Humane Society encourages adopters to seriously consider the responsibility they're assuming when adding a pet to their household. The expenses involved when owning a pet don't end with the adoption fee, and they want adopters to be financially able to give their pet the excellent care they deserve.
Ready to adopt from Wiregrass Humane Society? Great! The process consists of a few simple steps:
Wiregrass Humane Society doesn’t offer same-day adoptions to ensure you’ll have time to make the best decision for you and the potential new family member.
They also don't place animals on hold. This prevents each animal from missing out on being adopted by another family in case you change your mind or they have questions about your application.
Adoption fees at Wiregrass Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, microchipping, FIV/FeLV testing for cats, and heartworm testing and one month of prevention for dogs. You'll also receive 30 days of free pet insurance and a free checkup at Banfield Pet Hospital within 7 days of taking your new friend home.
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.