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Putnam County Animal Shelter in Red House, West Virginia has been serving the citizens of Putnam County since 1986. The shelter provides temporary housing and care for stray, unwanted, and owner-relinquished animals in the county. They do their best to find these pets permanent, loving homes.
Putnam County Animal Shelter's Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing animal ordinances to keep both people and pets safe. They investigate claims of animal cruelty and neglect as well as pick up stray dogs within the county.
Considering adoption from Putnam County Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting a pet is a wonderful, life-changing experience for both you and your pet. The process to adopt from Putnam County Animal Shelter is simple:
Adoption fees at Putnam County Animal Shelter are as follows:
*If you adopt a pet that hasn't been spayed/neutered, $50 will be refunded when you provide proof that your pet has had their surgery.
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.