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Bell County Animal Shelter in Belton, TX opened their current facility in 2012. They believe the management of stray, sick, and dangerous animals in Bell County is essential for the general health and safety of their citizensy. The shelter has two main goals:
They have 48 dog runs and 63 cat cages with roll-up bay doors, so all of the animals get fresh air every day. There's both an outside play area and an inside play area, so go visit and check it out! They're always in need of volunteers, so if you're interested, just fill out a volunteer application form at the shelter.
Adopting a pet gives them a second chance at their forever home. At Bell County Animal Shelter, the process to adopt a new companion animal is simple:
Adoption fees at Bell County Animal Shelter are as follows:
You're required to sign a contract stating you'll have your pet vaccinated against rabies within 72 hours and that unsterilized pets will be spayed/neutered within 2 weeks of adoption unless (otherwise stated in the adoption contract).
Your adoption fee helps Bell County Animal Shelter continue their noble work of saving the lives of pets and keeping their community safe.
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.