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Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in the Napa Valley. Founded in 2014, they seek to end animal cruelty and educate the local community. In 2018, they acquired a ranch, which will be opening soon to help larger animals as well as provide more space for the animals that the shelter currently takes in.
All animals that pass through the shelter are given a full veterinary check-up, and anyone who adopts an animal from Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch will get reduced vet fees for the animal's entire life.
Adopting an animal from the shelter is very straightforward. They initially require you to fill out an application form that will ask for the following:
Once approved, the shelter will invite you and your entire family to come and meet the animals available for adoption.
However, not every animal up for adoption is at the shelter as Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch partners with loving homes in the community to foster as many animals as possible. This means it can take a few days to find the animal that's right for you.
The final step in the process is a home inspection by a member of the Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch's staff to make sure your home truly is a great fit for your new furry friend!
You have to contact the shelter directly for adoption fees for their animals, but their website does show you a list of the animals currently available for adoption.
All adoptions from the shelter include a full veterinary check-up, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, deworming, and flea treatment.
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.