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Socorro Animal Shelter is the only open-admission, municipal animal shelter operating in Socorro County. More than 1,000 animals pass through their doors each year. They care for, feed, and provides medical and veterinary care, companionship, socialization, training, and love to all animals in their care. They're committed to re-homing pets by finding them new, permanent homes through rescue groups and their growing foster network.
Socorro Animal Shelter adopts animals on a first-come, first-served basis. Animals can't be placed on hold, because that means they might miss their next best chance to be loved.
Staff at the shelter will be happy to help you find the perfect match for you, your family, and your current pets.
You can check out their Petfinder or Facebook pages where pictures and information about all the animals who need to be re-homed are posted regularly.
Contact Socorro Animal Shelter directly to learn more about the adoption process and speak with their knowledgeable staff about the dogs and cats currently available for adoption.
Adoption fees at Socorro Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a vet exam, rabies vaccination, and their spay/neuter surgery. Additional fees for required shots and larger breed dog/cat spay/neuter surgery aren't included in the prices above.
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.