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Route 66 Rescue in Nixa, Missouri rescues in memory of any dog that lived without the love of a forever family. Their mission is to change the world for as many dogs as they can and to place discarded, unloved, and homeless canines in loving forever homes.
The dogs at Route 66 Rescue come from diverse backgrounds:
Regardless of why they're in a shelter, each one deserves a loving home.
Financial support is the backbone of every rescue group, and adoption fees cover just a portion of the costs incurred when rescuing an animal in need. Route 66 Rescue depends on the generosity of people like you to continue to rescue abandoned animals and place them in safe, loving, permanent homes.
Considering adoption from Route 66 Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Route 66 Rescue has so many dogs patiently waiting to meet you. You can bring a lucky dog home with their simple adoption process.
Adoption fees vary by the dog, so reach out to Route 66 Rescue to ask about the specific fees for dogs you're interested in adoption.
Aside from gaining a forever friend, your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, microchipping, flea treatment, deworming, and heartworm testing.
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.