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Benbrook Animal Shelter in Benbrook, Texas is part of the Benbrook Police Department's Animal Control Unit. They're responsible for controlling stray animal populations, returning lost animals to owners, investigating suspected cases of animal cruelty, and responding to animal nuisance complaints. Their services include the following:
Considering adoption from Benbrook Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
The City of Benbrook partners with non-profit volunteer organizations to coordinate the adoption of animals.
If you'd like to adopt from Benbrook Animal Shelter, please contact their partner organizations.
Adoptions counselors at these organizations will be happy to guide you through the adoption process.
Your adoption fee helps to partially cover the costs incurred by Benbrook Animal Shelter's rescue partners when saving the lives of countless homeless animals.
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.