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Big Canoe Animal Rescue in Jasper, Georgia, is a community no-kill animal rescue. Their committed team of 50 volunteers works 7 days a week to ensure their animals are given the care and attention they need to be rehomed successfully.
Big Canoe Animal Rescue's focus isn't just to rehome companion animals as quickly as possible, but to give them the training and support they need to be rehomed successfully. All of their dogs receive obedience training and daily field training exercises before adoption. The shelter's kennel environment allows cats and dogs to gain invaluable social experience. All of their animals are treated like family, and as such, the right family is sought to continue to give them the love and care they deserve.
Although based in Georgia, Big Canoe Animal Rescue is open to out-of-state adoptions when the right match is found.
With so many animals in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Big Canoe Animal Rescue. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Big Canoe Animal Rescue? Here's how their process works:
Adoption fees at Big Canoe Animal Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery (when age-appropriate) and up-to-date vaccinations.
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.