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Surry County Animal Shelter is operated by the Surry County Animal Control Department, which falls under the purview of the Sheriff's Office. Learning to respect and safely share the same land are pillars of animal advocacy, especially when it comes to wild species so abundant in Surry.
Surry County Animal Shelter's website welcomes you to a grand variety of pets looking to be adopted, with all pets listed on Petfinder.
In addition to Surry County Animal Shelter, you can find animals for adoption at Surry Animal Rescue. They're a state-certified non-profit volunteer organization that operates solely on donations from adoptions and other resources. They rescue animals from abandonment, abuse, neglect, and euthanasia by providing medical care and foster home placement until loving, permanent homes can be found.
Animals available for adoption at Surry Animal Rescue are viewable on their website.
The remainder of this article is about the process at Surry Animal Rescue.
The adoption process in the Surry Animal Rescue is as follows:
Additional notes about the adoption process:
Adoption applications are located here.
Adoption fees at Surry Animal Rescue are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spaying/neutering, a wellness exam, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, heartworm testing and protection, flea control, and FelV/FIV testing for cats.
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.