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Miami County Animal Shelter in Troy, Ohio is a county-operated agency that shelters strays and abandoned or responsibly surrendered cats and dogs. Their mission is to provide help and services to both pets and pet owners, while enforcing state and county laws.
In need of a dog license? Lost your dog in Miami County? Pay them a visit. They're the central shelter for the entire county.
You also can reach out to help the pets in their care by volunteering or making a donation. They have several programs, special events, and activities to encourage the community to protect and control their animal population.
Their work against dog cruelty is combined with promoting pet adoption, looking for suitable homes and enthusiastic new adopters to give all these homeless dogs and cats a fair second chance to live happily ever after.
Visit their website to search through the many beautiful pictures and descriptions of the animals eligible for adoption. When visiting the shelter in person, make sure to schedule at least an 1-2 hours and be patient. There are some steps and paperwork to fill out before taking your new best friend home.
It's recommended that you bring your family members with you! This includes other dogs in your home. Getting to know each other before closing the deal is one of the most important steps to ensure a successful adoption
Lastly, make sure to bring your wallet and a photo ID. The only payment methods accepted are cash and checks.
Adoption fees at Miami County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fees include your dog’s first distemper shot, first dose of worm medicine, and an intranasal bordetella injection. It also comes with a year-long dog license.
Your adoption fees include your cat’s first distemper shot and first dose of deworming medicine.
Note: All pets adopted in the Miami County Animal Shelter are required to be spayed /neutered by the veterinarian of your choice within 45 days of the date of adoption.
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.