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Wood County Humane Society came into existence in 1904, catering to all types of domesticated animals that have been through one form of abuse or another. Their activities have been made possible by donations and generous contributions from Wood County residents, as well as members who make up the Wood County Humane Society. They haven't received any form of support from the government but still have become a safe home for previously unwanted dogs and cats. The animals get daily care, medical attention, and love.
You must be at least 18 years old to adopt an animal from Wood County Humane Society. You also much still out a survey and questionnaire to help their adoption specialists pair you with an animal that matches your preferences and lifestyle.
The entire adoption process takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you can leave with your new pet the same day. This also means Wood County Humane Society doesn't begin the adoption process within 30 minutes of closing, but plan to arrive at least 1 hour before closing.
While not required, it's strongly encouraged that you bring any family members, roommates, or other pets with you to the facility so they can meet your prospective pet before taking them home.
Adoption fees vary by animal and are listed on the animal's page, which you can find on the Wood County Humane Society's website. Typically, dogs range from $100-$250.
While the adoption process typically takes one day, sometimes more time is required. In these cases, Wood County Humane Society requires a $20 deposit to hold your animal until you return to complete the application.
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.