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Carbon County Animal Shelter operates as part of Carbon County’s public services. The shelter takes in lost, stray, and abandoned dogs who need shelter, care, and a new loving forever home.
Staff at Carbon County Animal Shelter will be happy to help you find the perfect match for both you and your family. Contact them directly to find out more about the adoption process and the dogs currently available for adoption. You can also check out their Facebook page where pictures and information about all the animals who need to be rehomed are often posted.
Adoption fees at Carbon County Animal Shelter are as follows:
*Dogs who haven't been spayed/neutered at the time of adoption will need to have the procedure within 45 days post-adoption. Puppies too young for surgery will also need to be operated on when they reach 7 months. A $50 deposit is added in these instances and will be returned once the procedure is finished.
Your adoption fee covers deworming and bordetella, rabies, and DA2LP+CPV 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.