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Klamath Animal Shelter began in the 1970s but was officially realized as an animal shelter in 1982. The shelter aims to take in abused, stray, and abandoned animals in Klamath County while also teaching the community about the importance of spraying and neutering their pets.
In 2012 they opened a new state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot animal shelter to take in and rehome as many animals as possible. They now have two facilities:
The shelter is a non-profit organization that relies solely the generous donations of Klamath County residents.
For cats and dogs, Klamath Animal Shelter asks that you complete an application form online or call to speak with a staff member. The application form includes the following information:
In order to adopt a larger animal, you must first make an appointment with the shelter to come and meet the animal. You can reach them at (541) 539-7879. Once you’ve scheduled an appointment you’ll have to complete an application that will ask the following:
If approved, you'll be able to take your new large animal home.
You must contact Klamath Animal Shelter directly for information about fees associated your adoption. However, your fee covers the costs of microchipping, neutering/spraying, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and flea treatment.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.