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Adopting a Dog in Weatherford, Texas
At Russell Feed and Supply, we know what a gift pets are to our lives. That’s why we’ve come up with a step-by-step guide to adopt a pet in Parker County for our customers that live in the Weatherford, Brock, Anna, Hudson Oaks, and Mineral Wells area.
Here are the steps to take when adopting from the Weatherford Animal Shelter:
1. Research the Type of Dog(s) You Want to Adopt in Weatherford
It’s vital to figure out what dog personality will be a good fit for you and your family.
For example, if you’re a high-energy person who likes to run and exercise with pets, choosing a Chihuahua mix is probably not the best choice. On the flip side, if your ideal day involves sitting on the couch, watching Netflix with the dog, and not lifting a finger, a high energy breed like a Brittany, Australian Shepherd, or German Shepherd is likely not a great fit either.
It’s vital to know the type of personality you’re looking for that’s best suited for your lifestyle and your family.
Take this test from Purina and find out what dog breed would be the best for you and your family.
2. Visit the Weatherford Animal Shelter Website
Research local shelters like the Weatherford Animal Shelter and see what types of dogs they have up for adoption. From the main page of the Weatherford Animal Shelter, you can see the faces, names, and gender of the dogs and cats up for adoption.
Search for Dogs Online on the Weatherford Animal Shelter Website:
Once you’ve figured out what kind of dog you want and where you'd like to adopt from, check your chosen rescue or shelter’s website. Most will have options that allow you to narrow down the search by choosing a dog breed, age, and more.
For example: on Weatherford Animal Services website, you can select from a grouping of dogs or cats, filter by their age, and their sex.
If you want to go ahead and get start browsing, here is the link to look through the pets they currently have available. Click Link to see Weatherford Animals Here.
Check all the listed information for the dog or cat that caught your attention. Also, think about questions you want to ask before you adopt the dog, such as:
- How old is the dog?
- Is the dog good with children?
- Has the dog ever been adopted?
- Has the dog been examined by the vet?
- Is the dog potty-trained?
- Is the dog a high energy or low energy dog?
3. Reach out to Weatherford Animal Services
Once you've found a pet online that you're interested in, contact the Weatherford Animal Shelter. The number to call is 817-598-4111 and they're available for walk-ins Tuesday - Saturday ( 11AM - 4PM) at 403 Hickory Ln, Weatherford, TX 76086.
Here's an example of the adoption process as laid out by Weatherford Animal Services:
This is the info you may be asked to provide:
- Pet Name (on Weatherford Animal Shelter website)
- Pet ID # (on Weatherford Animal Shelter website)
- Contact Information
- Owner or Renter of a Property
- Types and Quantities of Animals in your household
- Responsibility for future medical, training expenses
- Review of any issues you’d like discussed before officially adopting
- Confirmation of Shelter and a secure fence
- Children in your household
5. What does the Weatherford Animal Shelter include in the adoption?
Spay or Neuter
Other core vaccinations
6. What is the Adoption Fee for the Weatherford Animal Shelter?
The adoption fee is $100 for female dogs, $90 for male dogs and $50 for cats. The fee includes spay or neuter of the animal; plus rabies, parvo, and distemper vaccinations (for dogs), feline distemper vaccinations (for cats). It also includes micro-chipping.
7. Get Your Weatherford Home Ready for a New Pet
We recommend buying food, a crate, and other necessary pet supplies after you know which animal you’re adopting. Some animals may need a special diet, or you’ll have to consider their size when buying crates and collars.
Once you know which dog will be yours, go shopping before you bring it home. We don't recommend making a shopping trip on your ride home with your new dog, as chances are the dog will be stressed.
Buy the Basics
Start with the essential dog supplies you’ll need:
- Leash (visit in-store)
- Crate (visit in-store)
- Dog Bed (visit in-store)
- Harness (visit in-store)
- Dog Toys
Lastly, have fun! There are tons of terrific Weatherford dog parks nearby to help your new dog get exercise and we'd love to get a chance to meet them in-person!Visit us in-store and talk to one our local pet experts to discuss proper diet, starter supplies, and let us help you get set up to welcome your new dog or cat home. You can visit us in-store at Russell Feed & Supply, 2610 S Main St, Weatherford, TX 76087, (682) 294-8600