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Woodford Humane Society is a non-profit animal adoption center located in Versailles, Kentucky. They provide housing and care to homeless and unwanted pets and have welcomed thousands of animals since they were founded in 1975.
Woodford Humane Society takes in all animals in need, regardless of their health, age, or breed. No time limit is placed on how long a pet can stay. With no government funding, they rely solely on donations and private contributions to care for approximately 1,000 animals each year. If you visit Woodford Humane Society on any given day, you'll meet 100-200 animals available for adoption and hoping to find their forever homes.
Woodford Humane Society tries to keep the adoption process as straightforward as possible. But, like every pet and every adopter, each adoption is a little different. Read the steps below to know what to expect:
Woodford Humane Society offers two options for adopters.
Adoption fees at Woodford Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchipping, a starter bag of food, and a coupon for a veterinary exam following adoption. It also includes vaccinations (FVRCP and rabies for cats and DHPP, bordetella, and rabies for dogs), FIV/FeLV testing for cats, and heartworm testing 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.