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Farmington Animal Shelter's mission is to provide care, shelter, and adoption services to all animals in a bid to improve the overall quality of life in the City of Farmington. While they're the City of Farmington's local municipal shelter, they've also contracted with San Juan County to provider shelter and care to their animals.
Providing lost and found services, animal surrender, humane euthanasia, and low or no-cost spay/neuter and microchipping services, they help hundreds of people every year. All no and low-cost services are offered based on household income. Residents are encouraged to get involved by volunteering, fostering, donating, or taking part in the shelter's various events and programs.
When you adopt a shelter animal, you're saving two lives: that of the animal going home with you and the one that will be taking it's place at the shelter.
The majority of dogs and cats that end up at Farmington Animal Shelter are the result of abuse, neglect, and owner abandonment, but they make perfectly good family and companion animals.
Here's what's required to adopt from Farmington Animal Shelter:
You can view all the dogs and cats waiting for a forever home via the shelter's Petango listings.
Same-day adoptions are possible only for animals that are already spayed or neutered. If your lucky dog or cat still requires surgery, you'll be able to take them home once it's been completed.
The shelter does not place holds on animals, and due to space restrictions, you must immediately take them home after finalizing their adoption.
Adoption fees at Farmington Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (excluding rabies), microchipping, and 30 days of free pet insurance from 24PetWatch.
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.