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McPherson Animal Shelter in McPherson, Kansas opened its doors in 2007. They only take in dogs found running at large in the city limits and dogs surrender by owners living in McPherson. They're able to house 16 dogs at one time and view their mission as having four key parts:
Considering adoption from McPherson Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
To adopt a furry companion from McPherson Animal Shelter, follow the easy steps below:
Adoption fees at McPherson Animal Shelter are as follows:
If you're adopting a dog under 6 months of age, you have until the dog is 6 months old to get them spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies.
If your dog is 6+ months old, you have 2 weeks to get them spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies.
Once you provide a copy of your rabies certificate and an invoice showing your pet has been altered, you'll be refunded $125.
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.