Are you interested in adopting a dog or cat?
We have lots of wonderful animals to choose from here at Dawson County Humane Society, and when you’re ready, we hope you will give our precious furbabies all the consideration possible. We’re a little biased, but we think rescue animals make the BEST pets!!!
ADULT DOGS: $85
ADULT CATS: $70
Adoption fee includes:
Basic Requirements for Adoption
DAWSON COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY RESERVES THE RIGHT
TO REFUSE ADOPTION TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON.
Before You Adopt
Please consider the following before making the decision to bring a new pet into your life and home.
It’s amazing how many people don’t ask themselves this simple question. Adopting a pet just because it’s “the thing to do” or “the children have been wanting a puppy” can be a mistake. Having a pet is not something to be entered into lightly, and is a commitment of 10, 15, or even 20 years.
Dogs, cats and other animals require food, water, exercise, care and companionship every day. Many animals in our shelter are here because their owners didn’t realize how much time it took to care for them.
We ask that you bring your entire family to the shelter to meet with an adoption counselor. We will discuss your lifestyle (activity level and so on) to help match you with a pet that will suit your family. Please bring your children as well as any canine family members (when meeting new dogs) as well.
Pets are not allowed in many rental communities, while other communities may have certain restrictions. Make sure you know what your rental property’s policies are before bringing a companion animal home.
The adoption fee is just the beginning of a lifetime of expenses. For example, every dog can benefit from training. Not only does it help to establish a lasting bond, but it also helps your dog understand what you expect from him or her. You also need to consider both routine and unexpected medical expenses, as well as food, toys, bedding and more.
Is your routine changing because of a new job, new house or new member of the family? Waiting until you settle down is wise. Pets, like children, thrive with a predictable routine.
Animal size is not the only variable to consider. It is important to also consider the animal’s age and temperament as well. For example, some small dogs, such as terriers, are very active, requiring a great deal of exercise to be calm. On the other hand, some big dogs or older dogs are quite content to lie on a couch all day.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ADOPTING A SHELTER RESCUE PET!