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Scott County Animal Shelter operates as part of the Animal Control Services for Scott County. The shelter has an open-admissions policy, which means no companion animal in need of shelter or care will ever be turned away. By working with other organizations, such as the Scott County Animal Society, the shelter has been able to drastically decrease their euthanasia rate. Help them continue their great work by adopting a lucky animal from Scott County Animal Shelter today!
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 interested in adopting from Scott County Animal Shelter, you can find all adoptable pets through Petfinder. Each animal is listed with photos and known details such as age, and sex, as well as their adoption fee.
If you see an animal that steals your heart, call the shelter directly to find out if they're still available.
All animals are adopted on a first-come, first-served basis. You can visit the shelter without an appointment to meet the pets. If you have any questions about the adoption process or a particular animal, call the shelter to speak to a member of their helpful team. They'll be happy to help you find your perfect match!
Adoption fees at Scott County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Contact the shelter directly to find out what your adoption fee covers.
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.