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Manchester Animal Shelter was founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1996. Since then, they've been dedicated to the protection and preservation of the lives, respect, and care of all animals in the Manchester community. They aim to reach zero population growth in the area through their current spay/neuter program, which educates the people of Manchester on the advantages of spaying/neutering and how to be responsible pet owners by providing healthcare, food, and love for all the animals in the community.
Since their foundation over 20 years ago, Manchester Animal Shelter has taken in and successfully provided care and second chances for 25,000 cats and dogs in the Manchester community.
The adoption process at Manchester Animal Shelter is as follows:
Adoption fees at Manchester Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, heartworm testing for dogs, FeLV and FIV testing for cats, and flea control.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.