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Yakima Humane Society offer crucial spay and neuter services to the Washington State community and boasts high save rates for both cats and dogs. They deliver sterilization services to shelters, rescues, and other volume clients in a bid to fight overpopulation in the most efficient and humane way possible.
Other programs and services Yakima Humane Society offers include the following:
Yakima Humane Society describes their adoption process as progressive, since they take a personal approach to matching pets up with suitable families and individuals. Their Seniors-for-Seniors program helps match overlooked older pets with senior community members seeking companionship.
If you’re ready to add a new member to your family, you can start the process by heading over to their website and browsing through the images and descriptions of the pets ready to find their forever homes.
After completing a pre-adoption questionnaire, you can chat with a trained adoption counselor to learn more about your pet and make arrangements to play with and get to know them. To finalize the process, you'll need to complete some adoption paperwork.
Your pet can then come home with you that same day and meet their new family!
Adoption fees at Yakima Humane Society are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers sterilization, vaccinations and deworming, tick and flea treatment, microchip with registration, 30 days of pet insurance, and a complimentary health check.
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.