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Our Featured Maumee, OH Partner:
Toledo Area Humane Society
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life!
Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
The Toledo and Lucas County area.
The Toledo Area Humane Society was founded on February 14, 1884. As one of the first humane societies in the United States, our original purpose was to prevent cruelty and provide refuge for both animals and children. To this day, we investigate cruelty to animals and provide homeless, abused and abandoned animals with protection and safety. TAHS is a private, non-profit organization and receives no funding from the United Way, the government, or national humane organizations. Donations from local individuals, corporations and generated by our fundraisers are the sole source of funding. Programs like Forever Friends, for people who include TAHS in their wills, and the Golden Paw League, for people who give gifts of $100 or more, have been established to give people donation options and to recognize their generosity. Volunteers help supplement the staff assisting with tasks both inside and outside of our facility. Volunteers provide enrichment for animals such as walking dogs or socializing cats. The Humane Education and Pet Therapy Visitation programs are dependent on our volunteers. Foster care volunteers provide a safe, nurturing environment for animals too young for adoption and for sick or injured animals. It is our goal to help every animal at-risk for abandonment or cruelty, and to find a home for every adoptable animal. The Humane Society is the only animal welfare group in this community who will give refuge to any animal at-risk for abuse or neglect, regardless of its type, health, age or whether we have space.
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Come Meet our Pets:
The Toledo Area Humane Society offers adoptions at our main office at 1920 Indianwood Circle in Maumee as well as one of our several off site locations. We display adoptable animals at Petco and PetSmart.
Our Adoption Process:
Upon arrival, each animal will receive a health check and a temperament/ behavior evaluation. Once the animal is deemed healthy and safe, it will be spayed or neutered by our in-house veterinarian and put up for adoption. Adoption fees start at $50.00. All of our animals receive age appropriate vaccinations, flea treatment, worming and microchipping. The adoption process takes about an hour. This allows time for bonding, explanation of medical records and our adoption agreement. This also gives us time to answer any questions our Adopters might have. Adopters will need a valid photo ID, must be 18 years of age, and have landlord authorization if dwelling is a rental property. Most Likely. If the animal has already been spayed or neutered you can take it home that day. If the animal has not yet been spayed or neutered it will have to stay until the next business day when the vet is in. All adopted animals must be sterilized before they go home.