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Manteca Animal Shelter is responsible for the health and safety of Manteca residents and their pets. They're dedicated to making a difference by saving as many animal lives as possible by taking in abused, lost, and stray animals in a bid to either reunite them with their owners or find them a new forever home.
In addition to adoption services, Manteca Animal Shelter offers the following invaluable community services:
Manteca Animal Shelter is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who can help them care for and socialize the animals as well as assist with a range of administrative and operational tasks like taking photos of the animals, doing laundry, and helping to arrange off-site events.
If you're ready to adopt a dog or cat at the Manteca Animal Shelter, great!
While they try to list all the animals available for adoption on their Petfinder page, they can't guarantee that any particular animal will still be available. It's best to visit the shelter in person or, call them to ask about the lucky guy or gal you have your eye on.
If you visit the shelter (which is a good idea since they don't schedule appointments) you'll be able to meet all the lovely cuties waiting for a forever home.
Manteca Animal Shelter doesn't place holds or take deposits for any animal.
Adoption fees at Manteca Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, an adoption gift bag, and a 1-year dog license for Manteca residents.
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.