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Sedalia Animal Shelter was established in 2015 to care for and treat homeless, abused, neglected, and abandoned animals in Sedalia. They're dedicated to caring for homeless pets in the community through adoptions, cruelty investigations, and community awareness. They care for companion animals until loving homes can be found.
Sedalia Animal Shelter accepts all types of donations, which you can drop off at the shelter. It takes a lot to ensure the well being of the animals, so no matter how big or small, all donations are appreciated. They're also always looking for compassionate volunteers to help care for their four-legged friends. Volunteering can include bathing, cleaning, feeding, walking, and playing with pets. Rewards are priceless and include wet noses, wagging tails, contented purrs, and lots of cuddles. They are always looking for people to foster as well. The foster program helps keep pets out of the stressful environment of a shelter and is linked to higher adoption rates.
Sedalia Animal Shelter does its very best to make sure dogs are safe and comfortable while waiting for their furrever home. But let's face it, even with multiple breaks outside of their pens during the day, shelter life isn't the same as relaxing in someone's home or exploring the great outdoors. With this in mind, they developed the Woof Release program. Volunteers can host a dog for a day or an entire weekend. Each participating pup will depart with all the supplies it needs to make sure his/her adventure is a success. Sedalia Animal Shelter believes a tired dog = a good dog = an adoptable dog! Plus, in-home training makes shelter dogs more likely to be successful in their furrever home.
Ready to adopt from Sedalia Animal Shelter? Here's the process:
You can take your new pet home in as little as one day.
Adoption fees at Sedalia Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, microchipping, first set of vaccinations, and one month of pet insurance coverage.
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.