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Redlands Animal Shelter has existed for over 100 years. They're an active unit of the Redlands police department and have officers whose job is to respond swiftly to residents’ calls regarding any animal-related challenges.
The shelter is open 6 days per week. They have some animals at the shelter, which can be viewed by the public, while other animals are in foster care in the Redlands community.
The Redlands Animal Shelter’s goal is to offer quality service to the city while maintaining a happy and healthy environment for all homeless and stray animals.
The Redlands Animal Shelter is a different organization than the Redlands Humane Society.
The Redlands Humane Society is a no-kill pet rescue and adoption center.
All of their animals are kept at volunteer foster homes before they're united with families prepared to adopt them. Due to the challenges finding foster families, Redlands Humane Society has a limited number of pets they can accept with their current resources.
However, they're among the oldest humane societies in California and have helped thousands of animals in need.
All animals over 2 months old must be spayed/neutered before you can bring them home. Your adoption fee covers the cost of this procedure with any other necessary surgeries or treatments covered by the shelter at not additional cost to you. When your pet has been fixed, you can collect them at the vet and bring them to their new forever home.
Adoption fees at Redlands Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fees cover for vaccination and neuter/spay deposit.
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.