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Allen Animal Shelter takes in lost, stray, and homeless animals. They offer adoption, lost and found services, microchipping, and registration services to the community of Allen, Texas. They keep their adoption fees low and take pride in helping animals find the loving, responsible, and suitable homes they deserve.
To adopt from Allen Animal Shelter, you must visit them in person and choose a pet that suits your family, lifestyle, and needs. However, you start the process by viewing pet profiles and photos online.
Once you've chosen a pet, it's time to complete your application. The shelter visits every potential adopters home to ensure it offers a safe and supportive environment before approving your request. Allen Animal Shelter reserves the right to refuse an application if they believe it to be in the best interest of the pet.
Once approved, you're ready to enjoy the heart-warming moment when you walk your pet out of the shelter, knowing you've just saved their life.
Adoption fees at Allen Animal Shelter are $95 for all dogs and cats.
Smaller animals, such as birds, rabbits, and guinea pigs carry lower fees.
Your adoption fee covers microchipping, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and pet registration for one year.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.