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Elko Animal Shelter is a government-run shelter for domestic dogs and cats in Elko, Nevada. They handle over 2,000 lost, abandoned, and stray animals every year.
The city of Elko has a serious pet overpopulation problem, which results in a large number of perfectly healthy animals being euthanized each year. For this reason, the shelter encourages owners to have their pets spayed or neutered to avoid this unnecessary destruction of life.
Elko Animal Shelter stresses the importance of considering all the responsibilities involved in taking on a pet before committing to the adoption. Their goal is to find families or individuals who can offer these adorable animals the love and care they deserve in a new forever home.
Made the important decision to adopt a pet? Chances are that the shelter has the perfect furry friend waiting for you!
Their website displays pictures and information about each animal currently in need of adoption. If you find a dog or cat that makes your heart sing, contact the shelter directly to find how to continue the adoption process, including an in-person visit to meet your new best friend.
Adoption fees at Elko Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, rabies vaccination, and microchipping.
Senior citizens (65+) get 50% off adoption fees.
A $20 non-refundable deposit can be placed to hold an animal. If you go ahead with the adoption, this fee goes toward your adoption costs.
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.