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Operating for the past 30 years, San Clemente Animal Shelter is an advocate for all animals in the community:
You're welcome to walk the shelter's dogs and play with their cats, kittens, and rabbits. The interaction truly brightens everyone's day!
Adopting a pet helps stop cruelty in mass breeding facilities (known as puppy mills) and can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. The process to adopt from San Clemente Animal Shelter is straightforward :
Adoption fees at San Clemente Animal Shelter are as follows:
Adoption fees may vary for highly adoptable animals.
Your adoption fee helps San Clemente Animal Shelter continue to save the lives of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small critters who deserve a second chance.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.