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11/11/2015
By: Diane K.
Humane Society of Parkersburg
I've just adopted my second German Shepherd from the Parkersburg Humane Society. The first one I adopted 6 years ago, passed away at 12 years of age. My new 6 year old "baby", is a beautiful, extraordinarily trained German Shepherd, who speaks German commands. His brother Zeus is still available. You will have to go through the adoption process like I've done two separate times. The Humane Society workers and volunteers truly love the animals in their care, and they're doing the best that they can with limited resources. The recently opened Spot Clinic, provides low cost spaying/neutering, a service which is needed very badly in Parkersburg.
12/05/2012
By: maria.worthington1
Ellen's Rescue
I'm an adopter from this rescue of 4 dogs one recently passed away this summer from old age. I know personaly that this is a great rescue and she treats all of her animals with love and care. I adopted my first one from her and then went back for more. Have also sent friends to her and they have had no problems. We all have had a bad time with fleas this year because of the mild winter and anybody that has pets should know that. Ask your vet if you dont believe me about the fleas! Since i have the same vet as Ellen i know he doesn't give out paperwork unless you ask for it.
12/06/2012
By: nrseangel
Ellen's Rescue
I have personally adopted a dog and my mother adopted a dog from this rescue. Both dogs were healthy and well taken care of. They both were free from any parasites, fleas, or sickness. Both were house broken and very well mannered. I would definitely adopt from Ellen's Rescue for my dog instead of buying from a pet shop or out of a newspaper, or adopting from any Humane Society.
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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