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Wayne County Animal Shelter, locally known as Wayne County Dog Shelter, opened in September 2015. They're a county-operated dog shelter that's responsible for caring for the stray dogs of Wayne County, Ohio. They work hard to reunite dogs with their owners, provide adoption services, and offer educational programs on dog care and safety to the community.
Here are the steps in the adoption process at Wayne County Dog Shelter:
When adopting a new dog, there are many factors Wayne County Dog Shelter wants you to take into consideration:
Adoption fees at Wayne County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers a 5-way vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination,
deworming, flea treatment, a dog license, microchipping, heartworm testing, and a spay and neuter voucher, which covers half the cost of the procedure when performed by a participating veterinarian.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.