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Since 1998, Ohio County Animal Shelter in Triadelphia, West Virginia has operated as an open-admission facility with the mission to shelter up to 35 dogs and 30 cats in their facilities. Each pet receives an assessment to determine their adoption potential, lifestyle, and temper.
Of course, there’s always more to each animal than meets the eye. Some of the feistiest pups can become loyal companions when they find their perfect adoption match.
You can meet, select, and leave with your new pet on the same day, so remember to prep your house before visiting the shelter! You might be coming back with a new family member.
Adoption fees at Ohio County Animal Shelter
Your adoption fee must be paid in cash.
For dogs, your adoption fee covers treatment for internal parasites and one or more sets of DHLPP and bordetella vaccines.
For cats, your adoption fee covers treatment for internal parasites and one or more sets of the FVRCP vaccine.
For both dogs and cats, you'll also get a $51 voucher to help with the cost of spaying/neutering your new pet (redeemable at most local veterinarian offices).
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.