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Metter Animal Shelter in Metter, Georgia operates as part of the city’s Animal Control Department. Stray, abandoned, and owner-surrendered animals are brought to the shelter from Metter and Candler County.
In addition to companion animal adoptions, the Animal Control Department is also responsible for the following community services:
Unfortunately, with so many animals in need of rehoming, Metter Animal Shelter has relatively low live outcome rates, and they continue to rely on volunteer and community support to be able to save as many animals as possible.
With so many pets in need of forever homes, you're sure to find the right pet for you at Metter Animal Shelter. Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Metter Animal Shelter? Here's how their process works:
Adoption fees at Metter Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers first shots, deworming, and microchipping. All animals must be spayed/neutered within 30 days post-adoption in accordance with state law.
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.