Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
All adoptable animals are given wormer and their first shots here at the shelter. Rabies Vaccinations are not part of our routine shots, the adopter is responsible for this vaccine. After adoption, you will receive an appointment for your adopted pet's spay or neuter surgery at your choice of 5 vets. The New River Humane Society pays for this surgery. You do have the option of having the spay or neuter done at the vet of your choice, but you will then be responsible for the cost.
It is a law in West Virginia that any animal adopted from an animal shelter, animal control, or humane society is spayed or neutered.
When adopting from The Fayette County Animal Control Center, you must show a valid driver's license or state issued ID. We can only accept cash or check; we cannot accept any credit or debit cards. There are absolutely NO REFUNDS.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.