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Harnett County Animal Shelter operates as part of the County’s Animal Services department. They take in all kinds of animals that are lost, abandoned, stray, or owner-surrendered. Their staff is dedicated to providing loving care and medical attention to those that need it most. In addition to adoption services, the shelter runs a comprehensive volunteer program, coordinates public events, and manages a lost and found pet service.
Alongside the Harnett County Animal Shelter, Harnett County Animal Control works hard to protect the health and well-being of both the animals and people in their community. Their efforts are focused primarily on rabies control, the enforcement of the County’s ordinances, the capture of non-immunized dogs, and controlling roaming livestock.
The two departments work together to fulfill their three-fold mission:
Harnett County Animal Shelter is a is a place where animals and people can find love. Each year they're proud to help hundreds of homeless animals find new, loving forever homes. Will your house be one of them? Consider adopting from the shelter today and help save not one life, but two.
Ready to adopt from Harnett County Animal Shelter?
Adoption fees at Harnett County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Harnett County Animal Shelter offers a military discount where veterans can adopt any dog or cat for just $20.
All adopters must also sign a spay/neuter and adoption contract at the time of adoption.
Please contact the shelter directly to find out what your adoption fee covers.
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.