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Friends of Upland Animal Shelter operates the Upland Animal Shelter in partnership with the city's four Animal Control Offices and is dedicated to helping every adoptable animal find a loving home.
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter traces its origins back to 2011 when their volunteer work in sheltering and rescuing pets received recognition in the community. By 2013, they were also credited as a non-profit organization, meaning they're always looking for potential supporters and volunteers to join their cause.
Better yet, a potential adopter like you!
Fundraising efforts and the “2nd Chance” Thrift Shop help pay for the resources required to fulfill their animal sheltering mission, making sure each pet gets a new loving home. They work in collaboration with the city to respond to the increasing number of abandoned and stray animals looking for a new lease on life.
Especially during kitten season (April through November), Friends of Upland Animal Shelter need an extra paw and look to expand their volunteer team of foster parents until the kittens reach the age and size that guarantees their successful adoption.
Please note, the email address above is to contact Friends of Upland Animal Shelter. If you'd like to contact the Upland Animal Shelter directly, their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption fees for animals cared for by the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations including rabies, microchipping, a free health exam, and 30 days of free pet insurance.
You can also adopt other animals at the shelter:
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.