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Davis County Animal Shelter is a government owned and funded organization boasting a dedicated team of professionals committed to improving the lives of animals.
They deliver a range of field and shelter services to the residents of Davis County. Field services include the following:
In addition, Davis County Animal Shelter offers the following services to residents:
Davis County Animal Shelter continues to tirelessly serve the 250,000 residents of Davis County and be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
You can browse through all the adorable four-legged friends available for adoption on Davis County Animal Shelter's Facebook page. You'll need to visit the shelter to meet the animals and make a decision on which little soul will be best suited to you and your family.
To do this, you'll have to complete an adoption application at the shelter and have an interview with an adoption specialist. They'll ask ask all the necessary questions and make sure that the match is suitable for both you and your pet.
The entire adoption process can be completed in 1 hour. It may take longer if you haven't chosen your new best friend ahead of time.
Adoption fees at Davis County Animal Shelter are as follows:
There's also a $15 purchase fee that'll be added to the above adoption fees.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping, and a license for both cats and dogs, if required.
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.