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Happy Tails Rescue in Maiden, North Carolina is a small, non-profit, canine rescue organization run by a group of hard-working volunteers. Approximately 5-7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and nearly 3-4 million are euthanized (about 60% of dogs and 70% of cats). Happy Tails Rescue's mission is to save as many of these helpless animals as possible through several initiatives:
Happy Tails Rescue doesn't have a physical facility, meaning foster homes care for all rescued animals.
Although the homeless animal problem often seems insurmountable, Happy Tails Rescue refuses to rest until the world is educated on the importance of animal lives and all animals are treated fairly. Animals don't have a voice of their own, so animal rescue organizations have to speak for them.
Considering adoption from Happy Tails Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Happy Tails Rescue is pleased you're interested in adopting and creating another "happy tail." Here's the simple process to follow:
Adoption fees at Happy Tails Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery and all required vaccinations.
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.