Lincoln County Animal Shelter


Newport, Oregon

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About Lincoln County Animal Shelter

Our mission is to enhance public safety, reduce the fear and impact of crime, and improve quality of life.

Lincoln County Animal Shelter in Newport, Oregon provides a safe haven for lost, homeless, abused, or neglected companion animals in Lincoln County, Oregon. As the only animal shelter in Lincoln County for almost 50 years, they've been provide care to all animals in need of a new loving forever home.

No animal is ever euthanized to make space for another. They strive to set a positive example for other small, rural communities by providing progressive animal care.

Each year their dedicated team cares for approximately 1,100 animals. Thousands of other animals are aided through pet licensing, food banks, lost and found services, spay/neuter vouchers, and humane education. They work with over 100 volunteers and Animal Services Deputies to uphold animal welfare laws and public safety.

Ready to adopt your next companion animal from Lincoln County Animal Shelter? Keep reading below to learn more about their process and fees.

Contact Info

Address:
510 NE Harney St
,
Newport
,
OR
97365
Phone:
(541) 265-6610
Email:
lincolncocallcenter@co.lincoln.or.us

Hours of Operation

Mon: Closed
Tue: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Adoption Process & Fees

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.

Why Rescue A Shelter Dog?

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:

  1. Love
  2. Patient
  3. Training

Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Aggression toward people & pets
  3. Resource guarding
  4. Destructive behavior
  5. Housetraining regression
  6. Poor social skills
  7. Leash reactivity & barrier-related aggression
  8. Constant whining

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.

Animal Shelter vs Humane Society vs Rescue: What's the Difference?

You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.

Animal Shelters

  • Most Animal Shelters are city or county-run organizations, often operated by the local Animal Control department, that manage strays and handle owner surrenders.
  • They usually have kennel facilities you can visit to adopt animals, and they usually have less stringent adoption requirements, lower adoption fees, and same-day adoptions (because their goal is to get animals out of the shelter).
  • Unfortunately, they usually know very little about each animal, including their true personalities and any behavioral problems.

Humane Societies

  • Most Humane Societies are non-profit organizations, many of which are no-kill shelters.
  • Some (but not all) are affiliated with The Humane Society of the United States.
  • They exist to improve animal welfare in the local community and often partner with city or county-run Animal Shelters that often euthanize animals due to capacity restraints.
  • They usually have kennel facilities, sometimes at multiple locations, and usually offer other services to the community such as low-cost spay/neuter clinics, community education programs, and more.
  • They may also have some animals in foster care.
  • There's a lot of variation in process and fees among Humane Societies, but they usually have really good websites that detail everything for you.

Rescues

  • Most Rescues are foster-based organizations that don't have physical facilities.
  • They usually have websites and contact emails, but not all of them have phone numbers.
  • Because they don't have a physical facility, you need to view animals in their foster network online, usually on their website but sometimes on their member pages on either PetFinder or Adopt-a-Pet.
  • If you see an animal you'd like to meet, contact the rescue using the process listed on their website or via email. They'll help you through the application process and set up a time for you to meet the animal at the foster's home.
  • Adopting from a rescue generally is the most expensive option here and takes the longest, but you get an animal that's been cared for in a loving home environment and their foster can tell you a lot about their personality.

6 Tips to Improve Your Adoption Experience

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.

  1. See an animal online that you'd like to meet? Call the shelter before your visit to make sure the animal is still available. This especially applies for puppies, which are adopted out quickly.
  2. Usually, you'll need to get some paperwork in order: a photo ID, vaccination/medical records for any pets you currently have, possibly your vet's contact info and a couple of personal references, and (for renters) proof you're allowed to have a pet (copy of your lease or your landlord's contact info).
  3. If you need to provide contact info for your vet, let your vet know ahead of time. Otherwise, they may not release your information.
  4. Many shelters require your current dogs to meet adoptive dogs. Your current dogs need to be up-to-date on vaccinations.
  5. Some shelters require you to schedule a home visit to ensure a suitable living environment for the new animal.
  6. Adoption fees may seem excessive, but they're actually amazing values. Truthfully, caring for a pet is expensive. Most adoption fees include required medical care to get the animal ready for their new home including (but not limited to) spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, general vet exams, flea/tick treatment, deworming, heartworm testing/treatment for dogs, and feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing/treatment for cats. In general, your adoption fee is less than the cost of this care, so you're saving money in addition to your new animal's life!

If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!

Adoption Process

If you're interested in adopting a new pet from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, here's how it works:

  1. View all of the animals available for adoption on the shelter's Adopt-a-Pet page, which you can find on their website above.
  2. If you see an animal you'd like to meet, contact the shelter to arrange a visit.
  3. Meet with their helpful Animal Care Specialists, who will tell you more about the animal you saw online. If that specific animal doesn't seem like a great match, the shelter's staff will help you find one who is.
  4. You're encouraged to bring all members of your family to the shelter (four-legged friends included if adopting a dog) for a meet-and-greet.
  5. If you think you've found your perfect match, submit an adoption application while ta the shelter. Note that renters will need to provide landlord approval, so make sure you bring a copy of your lease or have your landlord's contact information ready.
  6. If approved, complete the required paperwork and pay the adoption fee.
  7. Bring your new best friend home!

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees at Lincoln County Animal Shelter are as follows:

Dogs

  • Puppies (up to 6 months): $200
  • Adults (6+ months): $150

Cats

  • Kittens (up to 6 months): $50
  • Adults (6+ months): $30
  • Barn cats: No fee

Your adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, initial vaccinations, microchipping, and a free examination with a local veterinarian. Dog adoptions also include a collar, leash, and one-year pet license.

For more information about what's included in your adoption fee, or any other questions about the adoption process, reach out to
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
in
Newport
,
Oregon
directly using the contact info above.

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