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Which collar or harness is right for your dog?

Choosing the right collar or harness for your dog can be challenging. There are dozens of options available, but which is right for you and your dog? Prong collars are metal collars with sti...

The kittens are coming: Here’s what to do if you find one

During the spring and summer months, La Plata County Humane Society sees an influx of kittens that require round-the-clock care from dedicated fosters. This year we are expecting to care for...

Black dog syndrome: Exploring misconceptions and realities in animal adoption

In animal welfare, a phenomenon known as “black dog syndrome” has become widely accepted. This theory suggests black dogs are often overlooked for adoption in favor of dogs with a more inter...

Reducing the barriers to pet adoption

Over time, the adoption process for pets has become more and more complex. Lengthy and often arduous applications, home visits, reference checks and inquiries with landlords all contribute t...

Local support is essential for dog rescue

The Four Corners is unique in so many ways, and animal welfare is no exception. With an abundance of open spaces, a 5-acre dog park, dog-friendly businesses, remote work options and devoted ...

It’s important – and required – to license your dog

Did you know all La Plata County residents are required by law to license their dog(s) and keep this license current? Dog licensing provides proof of ownership, helps ensure dog owners are v...

The crucial role of planned giving in nurturing nonprofit sustainability

What legacy will you leave? Currently, the baby boomers are passing down more than $53 trillion to their heirs, marking one of the most significant transfers of generational wealth in histor...

Puppy socialization is essential

It’s puppy season! There are many pups available for adoption at your local shelter. After making the decision to adopt, the work of raising a pup begins. Puppies, like babies, need your gui...

Fewer dog transfers happening between organizations

Shelter Animals Count, the most trusted and current source for animal sheltering data, notes a concerning trend in its Q2 data, which shows a decrease in transfers of animals between shelter...

Working with anxious, shy and nervous dogs

It is said that confidence comes from a feeling of well-being, acceptance of yourself and a belief in your own ability. If we’re lacking in confidence, some of the ways that we restore it ar...

Recent animal shelter data shows significant increase in stray dog intake

La Plata County Humane Society offers tips to keep pets home safe

La Plata County Humane Society provides TNR services to community

Trap-neuter-return, or TNR, consists of the capture, sterilization and release of feral cats. La Plata County Humane Society’s TNR program is free to all residents of La Plata County. Feral...