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Citrus County Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter located in Inverness. They primarily serve the surrounding cities of Lecanto, Floral City, Beverly Hills, Homosassa, Crystal River, and Dunnellon. They also allow adopters from outside the state. They're the county's only animal shelter and take in approximately 6,000 animals every year. Any pet in need, no matter their health, age, or adoptability, will be taken in and cared for, from dogs to rabbits to birds to farm animals. Citrus County Animal Shelter relies heavily on the dedication of their volunteers who work tirelessly to place all pets in new loving forever homes.
In addition to adoption services, the shelter offers a weekly low-cost vaccination clinic. By offering affordable pet care, more residents are likely to comply with state and local laws. Heartworm testing and microchipping are also available at the clinic. Their educational and outreach services help to strengthen the human-pet bond and reduce the number of healthy animals being needlessly euthanized every year.
Why not give a loving animal a second chance in life? Adopt a new best friend from Citrus County Animal Shelter today!
Interested in adopting from Citrus County Animal Shelter. Here's how it works:
If you have any other questions about the adoption process or about the pets which are available, contact the shelter directly. We hope you find your perfect match!
Adoption fees at Citrus County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery (where applicable), rabies and other age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm/feline leukemia test, deworming, microchipping, and parasite treatment. County residents must purchase a pet license for an additional $5.
Reduced adoption fees are often offered as part of current promotions. See the shelter’s website to find out more.
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.