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Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter was established by a longtime resident of Indianapolis' southside, Rosie. She started rescuing stray kittens in her home in 1987. In 1994, she and her son purchased the property where the shelter currently resides.
The mission of Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter is to rescue at-risk dogs and cats, nurture, and restore them to happy, healthy lives in loving homes. They receive no government or agency funding, and it's only through donations, grants, and adoption fees that they're able to provide the care needed for the pets. They'd love your help and support in this vital mission.
Thank you for considering adoption from Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter, where true love is rescued! Here's the simple process to follow:
Adoption fees at Rosie's Southside Animal Shelter vary depending on numerous factors. Please contact them directly for more information.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations (including rabies), deworming, microchipping, a bag of food, and a vet wellness exam.
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.