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Berea Animal Rescue Friends is a non-profit organization that rescues stray, homeless, and owner-surrendered companion animals. They provide medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, and forever homes for as many animals as possible in their care. With no time limit at the shelter, every animal is given the best chance possible to find their new, loving forever family. Some pets have waited up to 4 years to find the right person to love them unconditionally despite their age or health complaints.
Berea Animal Rescue began life as a grassroots organization in a local family’s garage. Since then they've grown to become one of the largest shelters in the region, rehoming over 1,000 companion animals a year.
The society is funded exclusively by kind donations and adoption fees. With a small but dedicated team, the shelter's staff works tirelessly to reduce the number of healthy animals needlessly euthanized each year by pulling animals from over-crowded shelters in the region.
Are you looking for a furry, four-legged friend to join your family? If so, consider adopting from Berea Animal Rescue. Save not one, but two lives and gain a new best friend for life.
Before visiting Berea Animal Rescue, take a look at the shelter’s website to see who may be waiting for you there. If any animals catch your eye, make note of their ID number so you can find out more.
When you arrive at the shelter, their amazing staff will be happy to introduce you to any animals that may be a good match.
To be eligible to adopt, you must meet the following requirements:
Additionally, Berea Animal Rescue recommends that all members of your household meet your new pet and be involved in the adoption process. In some instances, this may be required before your adoption can be approved.
Adoption fees at Berea Animal Rescue are as follows:
Discounts are available for Senior Citizens ages 65+. Contact Berea Animal Rescue directly to learn more.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, microchipping, basic vaccinations including rabies, heartworm testing and prevention dogs, and FeLV/ FIV testing for cats.
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.