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Parsippany Animal Shelter in Parsippany, New Jersey serves both Parsippany Township and Hanover Township’s residents in regards to both domestic animals and wildlife. They have three full-time Animal Control Officers who are also certified Animal Cruelty Investigators. Parsippany Animal Shelter assists their community in the following key ways:
If you aren’t ready for the full-time commitment of a pet, consider becoming a foster carer. Parsippany Animal Shelter takes in kittens of all ages during the spring and summer months. Some are newborns that need regular bottle feeding while others are older that primarily need socialization with humans. The shelter relies on dedicated and caring foster families to help these cats as they look for new, loving, forever homes.
Considering adoption from Parsippany Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
With so many homeless animals needing a second chance at a forever home, thank you for choosing to adopt instead of buying from a breeder or pet shop.
Here's how the adoption process works at Parsippany Animal Shelter:
Your adoption fee at Parsippany Animal Shelter partially covers the costs the shelter incurs when saving the lives of countless dogs and cats.
For more information on the these fees, including how much they are, contact the shelter directly.
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.