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Falcon Animal Rescue is a no-kill, non-profit organization that's run by a small team of selfless volunteers. They believe in giving all of their abandoned animals the chance for a new life full of love and cuddles.
The shelter began life in 2013 as animals in need were paired with foster parents until the right forever home could be found. In 2014, the shelter on Mahoning Avenue was opened and currently houses up to 60 cats.
Due to their limited capacity, Falcon Animal Rescue is primarily focused on rehoming abandoned, abused, and injured cats. Occasionally, the rescue group will take in a dog to be paired with a foster parent until a loving adoptive home can be found.
The shelter’s staff is dedicated to finding new, caring owners for every animal that comes to them. When you adopt your new pet, you're not only saving a life, but gaining a new cherished family member. For each animal that gets adopted, another animal in need can be helped and rehomed.
Being a small rescue center, the volunteers and shelter director know each animal “personally.” During your search, they'll be only too happy to help you find your new perfect pet partner.
Their website has a photo gallery of adoptable cats and kittens where it's possible to start the adoption process online. The online adoption form can be found here.
You can also visit the shelter anytime during opening hours to find your new companion. You can complete the application form either online or in person at the center.
Each adopter will be screened and asked to provide two non-family references before the adoption can be finalized.
Your adoption fee includes: spaying/neutering, FeLV, FIV testing, vaccinations, and deworming treatment for all pets.
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.