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Guilford County Animal Shelter is the only public shelter in Guilford County. They provide several vital services for both the people and animals of Guilford County:
They also have alliances with other rescue organizations to place animals that require specific care until they find their furever home.
Guilford County Animal Shelter is committed to succeed with their mission of taking care of every animal admitted. They treat every animal with curable illnesses with an outstanding 97% success rate for dogs and a 78% success rate for cats.
Public funds and private donations make it possible for the Guilford County Animal Shelter to devotedly work at saving lost, abandoned, and surrendered animals.
Adopting a pet from Guilford County Animal Shelter today can dramatically change the life of the lucky dog or cat you just checked out on their website. As the shelter's space is limited and the abandonment rate keeps growing, adoption is the best way to help change the world four paws at a time.
The steps to adopt your new furry friend from Guilford County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Adoption fees at Guilford County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, flea and tick control, and a veterinarian physical examination.
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.