Member Patriot Special
Shelter pet receives going home gift of a patriotic bandana for their pet. DAWGS active military members receive a $50 adoption fee discount in addition to patriotic bandana.
About St. Joseph Bay Humane Society
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society offers dog and cat adoptions to veterans through its partnership with Pets for Patriots, and will help each adopter find their ideal match. The organization was formed in response to the plight of homeless animals in the community, relieve animal suffering, prevent animal cruelty, promote humane education, and enhance the human-animal bond.
To promote responsible pet ownership and reduce pet overpopulation, St. Joseph Bay Humane Society offers free spay/neuter when funds are available on a first come, first served basis. In addition, the shelter partners with Gulf Correctional Institution’s innovative DAWGS in Prison program. Through this program, select prisoners are given the opportunity to train shelter dogs in basic obedience, increasing their adoption potential and giving the prisoners valuable life skills.
St. Joseph Bay Humane Society welcomes monetary donations, as well as in-kind contributions of pet treats and toys, cleaning supplies and other necessities; see their complete wish list for details. For a more hands-on experience, become one of their valued volunteers or pet fosters.
Adoption Fees Include:
Basic veterinary exam
Heartworm test, age-appropriate
Microchip for permanent identification; optional, but recommended
Pet ID tag and registration, optional with microchip
DAWGS in Prison includes in addition:
Additional medical care and routine maintenance
Basic obedience commands
Microchip including registration