Silent Auction for The Hermitage Cat Shelter!
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All proceeds benefit needy cats and kittens in Southern Arizona.
Evanston Animal Shelter is committed serving the people and pets of the Evanston community. Each year over 1,000 stray, lost, abandoned, and unwanted animals are taken in and placed in new, loving forever homes. Over 600 animals reside in foster care until the perfect new family can be found.
As an open-admission shelter, they boast an impressive 97% save rate. All healthy and adoptable animals are rehomed while a small number are euthanized due to poor health or safety concerns.
Evanston Animal Shelter's aim is to further serve the community by becoming an invaluable resource for education, counseling, and support. As a non-profit organization, they rely heavily on generous donations, fundraising, and adoption fees to cover their expenses.
Help the shelter retain their high save rate and continue their amazing work by adopting a lucky animal today!
If you're interested in adopting from Evanston Animal Shelter, have a look on their website to see all the current cats and dogs available.
If you find someone that makes your heart flutter, you can begin the adoption process by filling out an application form online:
Alternately, call the shelter during visiting hours to ask about the availability of specific animals.
An adoption counselor will work with you to help you find the pet that suits your personality and lifestyle best. When you've found your purrfect match, you'll need to complete an adoption contract and pay the appropriate fee.
If your new pet has already been spayed/neutered, you can bring them home to start your new life together that same day!
Adoption fees at Evanston Animal Shelter are as follows:
* Kittens are only adopted out in pairs.
Reduced fees are offered for elderly and special needs animals.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter, microchipping, and up-to-date 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.