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North Country Animal Shelter is a no-kill animal shelter that relies exclusively on donations and altruism to keep its doors open. Their volunteers are of immense help in maintaining the shelter running and keeping the pets inside happy. Their intention is to defend the interests of animals by providing them with shelter, food, love, and care. They also aim to educate the public on the correct care and treatment of animals in their community. They provide temporary homes and medical assistance to their animals, put them up for adoption, and aim to get them adopted by the best candidates as soon as possible.
On their website, you'll find several inspiring stories of dogs that have been on the verge of death, only to be brought to the shelter, nursed back to health, and put into a much safer environment: a forever home with a loving family.
The adoption process at North Country Animal Shelter is as follows:
Adoption applications are located here.
Adoption fees at North Country Animal Shelter vary from animal to animal, so speak with a member of their staff to learn more about the fees associated with the animal you're interested in adopting.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, heartworm testing, and flea control.
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.