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Camden County Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization set up in 1997. They aim to end an animal cruelty and rehome as many animals as possible that pass through their doors.
In 2018 and 2019 they successfully managed to rehome over 90% of the animals that came into the shelter. At present, they have over 5,000 animals enter the shelter every year.
Furthering their mission for the improved welfare of Camden County's pets in need, the shelter opened and onsite, low-cost veterinary clinic in 2018 to help serve both their animal population and the surrounding community.
Currently, Camden County Animal Shelter is the only active animal shelter in Camden County.
If you'd like to adopt an animal from Camden County Shelter, you must complete their online adoption form or contact them directly.
To adopt, you must be 18+ years old and have a valid driver's license. You must also be able to show proof of your current address and demonstrate the ability to care for your new animal by providing a safe home, care, and love. That includes showing you can afford to take care of an animal.
Camden County Animal Shelter has a range of adoption fees depending on the animal. Fees for dogs are shown below:
You dog adoption fee includes rabies, DA2PP, and bordetella vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, flea and tick treatments, and microchipping.
Adoption fees for cats are as follows:
Your cat adoption fee includes rabies and FVCRP vaccinations, FIV/FeLV testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, flea and tick treatments, and microchipping.
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.