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Porter County Animal Shelter’s mission is to reduce animal homelessness and pet overpopulation. As a no-kill shelter, they look to rehabilitate and treat every animal in their care and to prevent abandonment though several community-focused services. Their aim is to let new adopters, pet owners, and citizens know that the end to animal cruelty starts at home.
With a brand new facility that opened its doors in June 2017, Porter County Animal Shelter’s adoption programs help fight irresponsible breeding. Spaying/neutering at the shelter prevents numerous diseases while helping to control rampant breeding that results in overpopulation
Adoption saves lives and gives both animals and humans a chance to find joy. Animal companionship has been proven to help fight several illnesses such as high blood pressure, depression, PTSD, and heart disease by increasing both your daily exercise and SPD (that's smiles per day).
Looking to adopt from Porter County Animal Shelter? Here’s what you should do:
One week after the adoption, you need to take your new pet wellness check and provide the shelter with the results.
As part of the adoption process, Porter County Animal Shelter reserves the right to visit your pet’s new residence to check the conditions and treatment it may be receiving.
Adoption applications are located here:
Adoption fees at Porter County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, flea control, and a general physical examination.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.