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Joplin Humane Society
Adoption process
1.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Interview

Facts about me

Breed
German Shepherd Dog/Chow Chow
Color
Black
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
139596

My info

Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Alex is a 3 - 4 yr old male German Shepherd mix. He has a medium energy level, so he will need a moderate amount of daily activity. He is loose and wiggly when greeting, and likes to sit by his person for snuggles. Alex does pull on a leash, but this can be resolved with obedience training. He is food motivated and knows the command sit. He mixes well with other dogs in a kennel and is indifferent towards cats in the shelter environment. Dogs are generally tested with dogs of their own size; and dog meets with the resident dogs are always encouraged. Our cat test should be used as a general-purpose screening only to rule out overt aggression; we always recommend caution when introducing dogs to cats in the home. Recommendation on suitability of placement with children by their ages is based on behavioral observations including energy level and response to body handling. We never recommend leaving young children unsupervised with dogs, and we cannot guarantee the behavior of dogs with children, other pets, or cats. Behavior evaluations should be considered as a snapshot of the behavior of the dog at this point in time; JHS believes all dog families need to be prepared to invest time and energy into training as well as provide common sense management of their new dog. We always encourage family to do some research on the breeds or mixes of breeds prior to adoption as many can have some unique characteristics that may or may not fit into their families. Always remember that the majority of dogs at our shelter have been exposed to or may have kennel cough. Kennel cough is contagious to other dogs, please talk to your vet if you have any questions about kennel cough prior to adoption. Please ask your adoption counselor at time of adoption if you have any unanswered questions regarding illnesses and treatments of the pet that you are adopting. For more information about this dog or any others at our Shelter, please visit www.joplinhumane.org. We are the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin, Missouri. 417-623-3642.
Alex is a 3 - 4 yr old male German Shepherd mix. He has a medium energy level, so he will need a moderate amount of daily activity. He is loose and wiggly when greeting, and likes to sit by his person for snuggles. Alex does pull on a leash, but this can be resolved with obedience training. He is food motivated and knows the command sit. He mixes well with other dogs in a kennel and is indifferent towards cats in the shelter environment. Dogs are generally tested with dogs of their own size; and dog meets with the resident dogs are always encouraged. Our cat test should be used as a general-purpose screening only to rule out overt aggression; we always recommend caution when introducing dogs to cats in the home. Recommendation on suitability of placement with children by their ages is based on behavioral observations including energy level and response to body handling. We never recommend leaving young children unsupervised with dogs, and we cannot guarantee the behavior of dogs with children, other pets, or cats. Behavior evaluations should be considered as a snapshot of the behavior of the dog at this point in time; JHS believes all dog families need to be prepared to invest time and energy into training as well as provide common sense management of their new dog. We always encourage family to do some research on the breeds or mixes of breeds prior to adoption as many can have some unique characteristics that may or may not fit into their families. Always remember that the majority of dogs at our shelter have been exposed to or may have kennel cough. Kennel cough is contagious to other dogs, please talk to your vet if you have any questions about kennel cough prior to adoption. Please ask your adoption counselor at time of adoption if you have any unanswered questions regarding illnesses and treatments of the pet that you are adopting. For more information about this dog or any others at our Shelter, please visit www.joplinhumane.org. We are the Joplin Humane Society in Joplin, Missouri. 417-623-3642.
Shelter

Joplin Humane Society

Contact info
Pet ID
139596
Contact
Address
Joplin, MO 64801

Their adoption process

1.

Visit the Facility and Find a Pet

2.

Meet the Pet

3.

Interview

Additional adoption info

We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is: - Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out) - Complete the adoption questionnaire. - After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience. - Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff. - After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home. - Most of our pets can go home the same day. Adoption fees are: $90 - $140 This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip. Rules: - We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18 - We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. - We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle. JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.
We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We recognize that no one is perfect and try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is: - Come in with your family and look around. If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out) - Complete the adoption questionnaire. - After the meeting, go over what information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience. - Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff. - After the above is completed, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home. - Most of our pets can go home the same day. Adoption fees are: $90 - $140 This includes the animals spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations including rabies, de-worming and micro-chip. Rules: - We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18 - We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. - We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle. JHS does reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. Adoption Promotions are a fun way to engage the public and bring in potential adopters. Shelters remain the #4 way people obtain their pets.

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no adoption will be started within 15 minutes of closing time Adoption Hours: Monday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm Friday 1pm - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 4pm Intake Hours: Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm Saturday 11am - 3pm Closed on Sunday
no adoption will be started within 15 minutes of closing time Adoption Hours: Monday - Thursday 1pm - 5pm Friday 1pm - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 1pm - 4pm Intake Hours: Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm Saturday 11am - 3pm Closed on Sunday

More about this shelter

The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.
The Joplin Humane Society (JHS), is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 animal welfare organization. We are proud to serve the people and animals of the four-state region with a variety of programs including adoptions, pet therapy, and humane education for children of all ages. The Joplin Humane Society is private and receives no local, state, or federal support.