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THE SHELTER IS EMPTY!

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Surrendered dogs can be adopted immediately unless there is a medical or behavioral reason why they are not available for adoption. Stray dogs without identication are kept for 5 days before being put up for adoption. Dogs with identication are kept for 10 days before being put up for adoption. We would like a dog to go to a new home or rescue as soon as possible after its "available" date.

  • Cost of adopting a dog is $60 which includes the spay/neuter fee.
  • Residents of Smyth County and adjacent counties may adopt pets from Smyth County Animal Shelter with proper identification required.
  • To adopt a dog you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must provide a picture ID with a current address at the time of the adoption.
  • Each pet is required to be vaccinated for rabies within seven days of adoption, if it is four months of age or older. Rabies vaccination is required for each pet, upon turning four months of age.
  • Every new owner of a pet adopted from Smyth County Animal Control Shelter shall have the pet sterilized within thirty days of the pet turning six months of age, or within thirty days if the pet is over six months of age.
  • Out of state adoptions must be spayed or neutered before leaving Virginia.
  • Return of the proper paperwork (sterilization and rabies certificates) is required within seven days of sterilization.
  • State law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies.

Make sure that you are able to take your dog home on the day you adopt it. We will not keep a dog for you after its "available" day.

If you are interested in adopting this dog please phone 276-646-2222 to check this dog is still available.

Adoption hours are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm-4:15pm

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure these details are accurate, the webmaster and Russell County Animal Shelter cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from the information displayed here.


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