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Sachse Animal Shelter is part of the city’s Animal Control department. The shelter takes in and finds homes for as many homeless companion animals in Sachse as possible. The Animal Control department provides a number of services that ensure a safe and healthy environment for their community. They deal with a number of routine situations and emergencies such as the following:
Due to the shelter’s small capacity and the demand for space, the rates of euthanasia here can be high. Visit the shelter today to find a new best friend and save a life.
Call the shelter any time during opening hours or come by without an appointment. You can begin the process on their website by browsing through all the cute cats and dogs just waiting for you to adopt them!
When you've found the fluffball of your dreams, contact the shelter directly to find out more about the adoption process. Typically, it includes a visit with the animal and a quick conversation about their medical needs, history, and temperament. You'll probably be able to take your new pet home the very same day!
The adoption fee at Sachse Animal Shelter is $80 for both cats and dogs of all ages. If the pet has already been spayed/neutered when it arrives at the shelter, the adoption fee is just $25.
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, rabies vaccination, microchipping, and FVRCP (cats) or DHPPC (dogs).
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.