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Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter in Weatherford, Texas is a joint venture between the cities of Weatherford, Hudson Oaks, Springtown, Aledo, Willow Park and Unincorporated Parker County. They take in nearly 6,000 animals each year and their space fills up quickly. They have 102 dog kennels, a cat room with several kitty condos, and additional cages for cats being evaluated before being placed for adoption.
Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter's mission has five parts:
Considering adoption from Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter has tons of great pets waiting to meet you. The only hard part is picking which one you want to take home!
The process to adopt is straightforward:
Holds can't be placed on animals, and all adoptions are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adoption fees at Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccination, other core vaccinations, and microchipping.
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.