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Lewis County Animal Shelter provides hundreds of abandoned, homeless ,and stray animals with the medical treatment, shelter, and care they need. Their mission is to help these animals find a forever home where they're treated with the compassion and love they deserve.
In addition to sheltering animals in need, Lewis County Animal Shelter provides both lost and found services and educational programs to Lewis County residents. These programs strive to educate the community on responsible pet ownership, including the crucial role that spay and neuter programs have on controlling animal overpopulation.
Right now, Lewis County Animal Shelter is constructing a new building that will greatly improve service delivery to the public, and everyone is excited to see the positive impact these expanded facilities will make on the lives of the wonderful animals in the shelter's care.
Adoptions at Lewis County Animal Shelter are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
To complete an application, visit Lewis County Animal Shelter in person or browse through photos and descriptions of the adorable dogs and cats available on PetFinder.
Adoption fees at Lewis County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, deworming, a collar, and an ID tag and leash for dogs or a pet carrier for cats. There may be additional variable fees added to the base fees listed above. These fees cover veterinary care specific to your pet and a $50 fee for animal registration.
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.