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Providence Animal Center in Media, Pennsylvania was established in 1911 to provide watering troughs for workhorses in Delaware County. In the 1930s, the current facility was opened to serve all animals in the community, not just horses.
Providence Animal Center (formerly the Delaware County SPCA) offers life-affirming rescue, medical care, treatment, protection, and placement of companion animals that forever upholds the critical importance of the human-animal bond.
In 2016, the shelter’s name was changed to Providence Animal Center to better portray the vital lifesaving work that happens every day:
Providence Animal Shelter isn't a breed-specific shelter but has a special loyalty to “bully” breeds. They're a non-profit, charitable organization and aren't affiliated with any local, state, or federal agencies and don't receive funding from any other animal welfare organizations. Their work is supported entirely by private donations.
If you’re interested in adopting a pet from Providence Animal Shelter, keep reading below for information on their adoption process and fees.
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!
Adopting a forever friend from Providence Animal Center is a straightforward process:
If you're interested in submitted an adoption application, you'll be asked to provide a few key pieces of documentation:
Adoption fees at Providence Animal Center are as follows:
Your adoption fees help the shelter continue to save the lives of countless animals in need.
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.