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Panhandle Animal Shelter is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that helps approximately 2,200 stray or owner-surrendered animals every year. At the shelter, cats and dogs are given medical care and a safe, nurturing environment where they can find their forever families. Hundreds of lost pets are returned to owners through the shelter every year.
Panhandle Animal Shelter's dedicated team is committed to reducing the need for euthanasia through community support and education. Pets and their families in the area are supported by the following programs and services:
To adopt an animal from Panhandle Animal Shelter, you must be at least 18 years old.
If you're ready to pursue adoption, begin by having a look at their website for descriptions and pictures of each available animal. Listings are updated frequently, so keep checking back until you find the perfect candidate.
Alternately, you can visit the shelter during opening hours where there are dozens of cuties just waiting for you to take them home!
The shelter's friendly staff will work with you to make sure you find the perfect match for you and your home. It’s important to get to know your prospective pets before committing to an adoption, and the shelter's staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have or offer assistance
Once you've found your new best friend, it's time to complete an adoption form and pay any relevant fees.
Panhandle Animal Shelter will continue to support you and your new pet after the adoption. Their website provides plenty of information on how to care for an adopted animal plus other useful tips.
Their staff aims to make the transition as easy and stress-free as possible, but sometimes things don't work out. In these cases, Panhandle Animal Shelters offers a 14-30 day return policy.
Adoption fees at Panhandle Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, first vaccines, deworming, microchipping and registration, and a free post-adoption veterinary examination at a participating clinic.
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.