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Under the direction of the Department of Public Safety, Rohnert Park Animal Shelter provides a safe place for strays and owner-surrendered animals. This municipal facility has an annual intake of around 1,200 animals, and their activities include monthly Fix-it Clinics to spay/neuter dogs at low cost (and cats for free).
“No more lost pets” is another of Rohnert Park Animal Shelter's initiatives in conjunction with the Animal Shelter League of Rohnert Park, in which they microchip and provide your pet with a free new ID that can help them come back home safely when in need.
One of the perks of the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is they keep records of all the possible new adopters that have reached out to them looking for a new pet. In the event that the pet you’re looking to adopt has already found their new forever home or doesn’t suit your lifestyle for any reason, they'll save your number and reach out to you when a new likely match shows up.
As they say, “happy adopters are our best advertisers!” so Rohnert Park Animal Shelters takes pride in their adoption process success rate.
Want to know learn more? If you're ready to adopt, here's the process:
Adoption fees at Rohnert Park Animal Shelter are as follows:
“Adopt a pair” to live in the same home! The second animal is half price.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, a safety collar and leash, a free health exam, deworming, heartworm test, temperament evaluation by professionals, and a free bag of food.
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.