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Southern Pines Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter. Every year over 8,000 abandoned, lost, and stray domestic animals are brought to the shelter from the state of Mississippi. No animal is turned away no matter what age or condition they're found in. They make a huge difference in the lives of thousands of animals every year by achieving a Save Rate of over 96.7%.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter works within the community to promote animal welfare and responsible pet ownership. They offer a number of important community services:
Help them to continue saving as many lives as possible. Why not consider adopting an animal from them today? Give a loving animal a second chance in life.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter has a wonderful website that features all the cuddly cats, kittens, puppies, and dogs available for adoption. Each pet has a photo and description that'll give you a good idea whether each one could be your new best bud. If you find a pet that steals your heart, you can click on a link to adopt. A helpful Adoption Counselor from the shelter will be in touch to continue the adoption process.
You can visit the shelter in person during opening hours. There can be up to 230 cute critters to choose from at any one time!
If you're looking for a specific breed, then fill out a “Pet Request Form” on the website stating your preferences. The application will be kept on file for 90 days. If your perfect companion arrives at the shelter during that time, a staff member will get in touch.
Southern Pines Animal Shelter is proud to be an Adoptions Partner. Cats and kittens from the shelter are available most days at PetSmart and during alternating months at Petco. Dogs and puppies are also available most Saturday afternoons at Petsmart.
Adoption fees at Southern Pines Animal Shelter operate on a sliding scale according to age, health condition, length of stay, and breed. Having a sliding scale helps to offset costs for animals who may find it harder to find a forever home. They believe in giving every animal that comes to them a fair chance in life.
Some lucky pets may have had their adoption fee already paid for by a kind sponsor to increase their chances of being rehomed.
Your adoption fee covers deworming, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery. Dogs receive a heartworm test, DA2PPV, and a bordetella vaccination. Cats receive an FVRCP vaccine, and you can request a FELV test for an additional $15.
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.