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Franklin County Animal Shelter in Farmington, Maine is a non-profit animal welfare organization focused on providing temporary care and housing to stray, homeless, and abandoned animals within the community. Several hundred cats, dogs, and small animals come through the shelter’s doors each year. They’re committed to saving all healthy and treatable animals and never euthanize animals due to lack of space.
Franklin County Animal Shelter is always in need of foster carers, especially during kitten season.
If you answered “yes,” foster caring could be right for you! Foster homes are needed to take care of pregnant mother cats, bottle babies, or just provide a safe play environment for kittens until they’re big enough for adoption. The shelter will provide all the food, litter, and medical care. You provide the love!
Considering adoption from Franklin County Animal Shelter? Keep reading below to learn more about their process and fees.
If you’re ready to adopt a pet from Franklin County Animal Shelter, the process is straightforward:
Adoption fees at Franklin County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, blood tests, deworming, flea/tick treatment, and nail trimming.
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.