Below is a list of the most common customer questions. If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Are pet adoption records public?
As a general rule, records generated by local government animal services programs are public records and state law guarantees the public a right of access to some of those records. Any person can request public records. The requester is not required to be a resident of the state or the specific jurisdiction involved.
How do you adopt a pet on pet finder?
To adopt a pet you see listed on Pet finder, please click the Adopt Me button or the Contact this Organization button on the pet's profile. You will then be given the group's contact information and, if an email is available for that group, you will be able to email that group using our form.
How do I get my pet's vet records?
It is common for one veterinarian's office to simply mail or fax your pet's records to his new vet. However, as the pet parent, you are free to request a copy to pass along to the new vet in person. In some states, this is allowable, while others prohibit the doctor from giving you a copy of your pet's file.
How do I get my dog vaccination records from Petco?
Your pet's name;
Information regarding our pet's past, present, or future health (including hard or electronic copies of your pet's medical, treatment, or vaccination records);
Information regarding your pet's vaccination treatments;
Information within veterinary medical records is considered privileged and confidential. It must not be released except by court order or consent of the owner of the patient. Veterinarians are obligated to provide copies or summaries of medical records when requested by the client.
Do animal shelters have vets?
Contact your local animal shelter. Some shelters have onsite low-cost veterinary clinics or work with local vets who are willing to reduce their charges. Some also have veterinary loan or grant programs. There are some organizations that may offer assistance locally (by state or community).
How much space does a dog need in an animal shelter?
For Dogs: 60-120 square feet, “room" shaped to avoid "run" proportions where a dog cannot turn around without touching his or her nose or tail on the walls.
How much room does a dog need?
The Animal Welfare Act requires that pets must have enough space to move around, lie down, sit, and stand comfortably. To ensure that your pet has adequate space, follow these steps: Measure (in a straight line) from the tip of their nose to the base of the tail. Add six inches to the number in step one.
How big are animal shelter cages?
Standard animal shelter cat cages of 20 × 28 don't even come close to providing them that opportunity, compounding their stress levels.
Is adopting from a shelter free?
Pets adopted from shelters and rescue groups typically cost less than pets purchased or even acquired for free once you add in the cost of vaccinations, spay/neuter surgery, microchip, reformer and other "extras" included in your adoption fee, you'll probably be surprised what a bargain an adopted pet really is!
Does it cost money to adopt a cat from a shelter?
So, how much does it cost to adopt a cat? The fee can vary with the type of organization you adopt from, as well as the part of the country you live in. But in general, cat adoption fees are a bit lower than dog adoption fees, ranging from $30 to $200. Adoption fees serve a good purpose.
Why you shouldn't adopt from a shelter?
It's possible that he may have gotten a disease, either from living conditions within the shelter or from his life previous to staying in one. Or, there could be behavioral issues that are just too far along to completely correct. In fact, over 20% of dogs that are brought to shelters were adopted from a shelter.
Should you adopt more pets instead of buying them from breeders?
Sadly, shelters only have a limited amount of space and are forced to make the tough decision to put down an 'unwanted' pet. If we adopt pets instead of buying them from a breeder, we can reduce the number of animals euthanized and give them a warm and loving home instead.
Is it better to adopt or buy a dog?
Lower Cost Some even cost more. However, adopting a pet is significantly cheaper. The prices vary based on where to dog came from and if any money was spent on vet services or grooming. Either way, adopting is always going to be cheaper than buying from a breeder.
How much does dog adoption cost?
That price varies depending on the size of the dog, sex, age, and geographic location, but Gallon says it can often be more than the total cost between $200 and $450of all adoption fees, which makes adopting a noticeably less expensive option.