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Halfway There Rescue in Rock Hill, South Carolina believes that second-hand animals make first-class pets! They save dogs and cats from overcrowded shelters and help find them loving, happy homes through temporary foster placements and transportation to rescues in other states. They also offer a community outreach program that provides free veterinary care, including spay/neuter services, for those who can't afford them for their pets.
Since their founding in 2012, Halfway There Rescues has helped find homes for over 2,000 puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats.
If you'd like to help, consider fostering a Halfway There Rescue pet. Halfway There Rescue doesn't have a shelter facility. Instead, they're totally reliant on their foster home network to provide loving temporary homes to get pets ready for their forever homes. The more people who open their homes for fostering, the more dogs and cats they can save!
Considering adoption from Halfway There Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Halfway There Rescue has a simple adoption process. Just follow the steps below:
Adoption fees at Halfway There Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, age-appropriate DHLPP and rabies vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs 8+ months, and deworming.
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.