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Stockton Animal Shelter in Stockton, California is the largest open-admission animal shelter in the city of Stockton and San Joaquin County. They offer the following community services:
Animals depend on Stockton Animal Shelter’s dedicated staff to improve their lives while in their care. They also depend on the volunteers who generously dedicate thousands of volunteer hours each year improving their lives. If you’d like to volunteer, there are many rewarding volunteer opportunities available at the shelter from fostering animals to socializing them to cleaning and general shelter maintenance. No job is too small and all make a difference!
If you’re considering adopting an animal from Stockton Animal Shelter, keep reading for more information on the adoption process and fees.
Stockton Animal Shelter’s adoption process consists of six simple steps:
Adoption fees at Stockton Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, bordetella, DHPP, and rabies vaccinations, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. For dogs 4+ months old, a one-year license is also included for Stockton or San Joaquin County residents.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, FVRCP and rabies vaccination, flea treatment, deworming, and microchipping. For cats 4+ months old, a one-year license is also included for Stockton or San Joaquin County residents.
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.