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Collierville Animal Shelter operates under the Animal Services Department for the Town of Collierville. The shelter provides temporary housing and medical care for homeless, injured, and abandoned companion animals. All animals in their care will receive medical attention, appropriate vaccinations, a microchip, and spay/neuter surgery.
In addition to finding new forever homes for as many homeless dogs and cats as possible, Collierville Animal Shelter and the Animal Services Department offer the following services:
If you'd like to give a lost, abandoned, or stray animal a fresh start in life, consider adopting from Collierville Animal Shelter today!
You can begin the adoption process at Collier Animal Shelter by checking out all the cuties in need of a loving fur-ever home on the shelter’s website. You can also call the shelter during opening hours to meet the pets in person.
Next, complete an application form, either online in person. If you complete an application online, a staff member will make contact in 1-2 days to arrange an appointment for you to meet the animals available for adoption.
When visiting, Collierville Animal Shelter encourages you to include all family members in the decision-making process. They also promote responsible pet ownership and urge any potential adopters to think carefully whether they're ready to commit to taking care of a new pet for the next 10-12 years.
To be able to eligible to adopt, you must be at least 21 years old and provide proof of your current address. Landlord approval may also be necessary if you're a renter.
The adoption fee at Collierville Animal Shelter is $50 for dogs and cats of all breeds and ages.
Your adoption fee covers a shelter vet check, spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate core vaccinations, heartworm testing (adult dogs), deworming for all puppies and kittens, FeLV and FIV testing (cats), microchipping, and an ID tag.
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.