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Marshall Animal Shelter based in Marshall, Texas picks up all stray dogs within Marshall city limits. It also receives all of the unwanted dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from all of Marshall, Harrison County, and sometimes animals from Marion and Panola Counties.
As a "high-volume, full-service" shelter, they receive every animal, in any condition, for any reason, from whoever brings it in. Unfortunately, the facility is over 50 years old and lacks the space needed to house all the animals they take in, resulting in having one of the highest shelter kill rates in the nation.
Friends of Marshall Animals is a non-profit organization formed in 2012 and dedicated to supporting Marshall Animal Shelter. They raise awareness of the need for a cleaner, safer, and more spacious shelter. Hope is that a new shelter will serve the community at large by lowering euthanasia rates and providing low-cost spay/neuter programs and other services that the existing facility can’t.
Photos and profiles of animals waiting for their second chance are updated regularly online. A visit to the shelter will let you meet and cuddle with potential furry friends. After completing the required paperwork and paying the adoption fee, you’re good to go with your new companion. Don’t forget, people who say money can’t buy you happiness have never paid an adoption fee.
Adoption fees at Marshall Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee includes a certificate for a rabies shot and spay/neuter surgery at your vet as well as microchipping. Deworming can also be done at the shelter.
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.