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As you undoubtedly know, everything is bigger in Texas. But apart from their amazing, world-famous BBQ and big volunteer hearts, they also have a big mission to fulfill in the animal rescue department.
That’s where organizations such as Plano Animal Shelter, a subdivision of Animal Control, come in to save the day. Each year hundreds of animals in need find their way to loving forever homes thanks to the hard work of Plano Animal Shelter's staff. Their main mission, apart from rescuing Texan pups, is to promote responsible pet ownership and provide outstanding animal health services to all the companion animals in their care. Either rescued or surrendered, all animals deserve a second chance, so put on your boots and let’s get some pets adopted.
Ready to adopt a pet? Plano Animal Shelter has plenty. You only need to follow these simple steps:
Adoption fees at Plano Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, heartworm testing, microchipping and registration, flea control, a leash for dogs, a pet carrier for cats, one month of free pet insurance, and other goodies.
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.