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Rolla Animal Shelter is a part of the Rolla Police Department. Their mission includes keeping the public safe, the protection of injured, abused, or neglected animals, and enforcing all laws regarding animals (both domestic and wild). They provide food, shelter, and care for animals that are lost, abandoned, or relinquished by their owners. These homeless animals have the opportunity to be adopted into a loving family in a healthy environment by someone like you.
Every animal deserves a second chance to be loved. To offer a pet this second chance, please follow these steps:
Adoption fees at Rolla Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee helps Rolla Animal Shelter make a difference by saving the lives of more animals.
Most of the animals are strays, and their medical history is unknown. Rolla Animal Shelter can't provide any guarantees. You may exchange any animal that shows health or temperament problems within two weeks following the date of adoption.
Rolla Animal Shelter is often asked, "How can I help?"
Did you know that for every person born, 15 dogs and 45 cats are also born? Adoption absolutely helps, but adoption alone isn't the answer. If two uncontrolled breeding cats plus all their kittens and their kittens' kittens are never neutered or spayed, it adds up to some astonishing numbers
The best way you can help is to spay and neuter your pet.
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.