The new year will soon be here and the shelter animals are still depending on responsible pet parents who do their homework about adopting a shelter animal and come to adopt to give FOREVER homes. It is a vital part of a comprehension adoption program that pet parents learn about the needs of an animal that has been in a shelter environment for a long time. A shelter that implements creative and constructive adoption policies is implementing a vital piece of the No Kill policy.
The Manatee County Animal Services shelter is continuing to move toward a No Kill shelter with its implementation of good adoption policies. The success of the adoption policies also depends on the pet parent who takes the time to educate themselves about the personality of a shelter dog and the time it will take to allow the new pet to adapt to its new family after being in a shelter. A strong part of the adoption policies that the shelter has implemented is the application process. The shelter wants potential adoptive pet parents to complete the application with details about the kind of home situation that they are offering the pet. This is especially important if there are other pets in the home, and if both dogs and cats share the home. This part of the screening process is vital to giving the adopted animal a FOREVER HOME. The application form that has been implemented also includes information about the health needs for the pet and reminds adoptive pet parents that health care for their new pet is necessary. The shelter can provide great information about the health needs of your new family member. It is important that you take advantage of all of the information that the shelter can provide.
Dogs that have been at the shelter for 60 days or longer are waiting for their FOREVER home. The shelter is offering these sweet dogs with NO ADOPTION FEES and the pet parent will only be responsible for paying the county license fee of $15. This adoption policy is a good example of the implementation of a comprehensive adoption policy for a shelter that is moving toward No Kill. The dogs that are heartworm positive are FREE to a RESPONSIBLE adoptive pet parent. Heartworm treatment for your new family member that is adopted from the Manatee County Animal Services shelter is FREE. Treatment is paid for by the Animal Network. The adoptive pet parent for a dog with heatworms is only responsible for providing a FOREVER home and love. Some changes to the fees for these dogs may have been changed. Adoptive pet parents will need to ask about changes for fees.
The shelter invites you to call for a Meet and Greet in the coming weeks to adopt one of the dogs that is featured in the photo. Make this the year that these dogs get their forever home.