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Gladstone Animal Shelter is a municipal animal shelter run by the City of Gladstone, Missouri. The officers of Gladstone Animal Shelter aren’t simply dog catchers who run the dog pound. While they do respond to calls of roaming animals and operate the Gladstone Animal Shelter, these are only some of their duties and activities.
They also conduct daily ordinance enforcement to keep both those with paws and those without paws safe. While ordinance enforcement is the most visible part of an Animal Control Officer’s job, animal care is by far the most time-consuming. Homeless and unwanted animals are safely kenneled and provided with veterinary care. The Officers work hard to successfully find each animal a new and loving home.
Gladstone’s Animal Control Officer’s also conduct public education programs by talking to churches, schools, neighborhood associations, and childcare facilities.
With so many animals needing homes, adoption is one of the most rewarding decisions you can make.
To adopt the animal of your dreams from Gladstone Animal Shelter, you’ll need to follow a few easy steps.
All that’s left is to take your new dog or cat home to settle in.
Adoption fees at Gladstone Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a veterinary checkup, vaccinations, deworming, spay or neuter surgery, microchipping, feline leukemia testing for cats, and a heartworm check for dogs.
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.