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Story County Animal Shelter operates as part of Story County Animal Control services.
Every year the shelter takes in a large number of lost, abandoned, and stray animals. New, loving, forever homes are found for over 90% of the cats and dogs at the shelter.
In addition to companion animals, they often have other small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits, and birds.
Story County Animal Control is also responsible for investigating animal neglect cases, animal bites, injured wildlife, and free-roaming livestock reports.
Help their shelter save not one, but two lives. Consider adopting from Story County Animal Shelter today!
If you're interested in adopting a new furrever friend from Story County Animal Shelter, the process is as follows:
Adoption fees at Story County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, deworming, flea and tick treatment, distemper shots, and bordetella vaccination (dogs).
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.