By: cypressmike
Abandoned Animal Rescue
It's hard for me to understand how one could give less than 3 or 4 stars to this place just because they take great care of dogs and don't kill them. How could you give 2 stars to volunteers, who get paid NOTHING and keep angels alive until we match them up. I don't work there but I know someone who does and she works very hard to make uncared-for babies comfortable. We got our current dog there and she was extremely well taken care of....they were nice to us but it really doesn't make much difference if they were or not. They do the jobs (for free) that we don't.Anybody who'd give them 2 stars kinda grosses me out. Have a bitter life.
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By: Amy A.
Abandoned Animal Rescue
I have adopted twice here and once at another shelter. The other shelter didn't test their animals and we took a puppy home with distemper. This could have made my other dogs sick or worse die. AAR treats, and care for all their animals. They even took back one of the dogs I adopted because I was having health issues. I strongly recommend them!!! I will always adopted from them. Also they are a no kill shelter. That's amazing ����
By: Gennifer H.
Cozy Paws Pet Lodge
I have used many kennels over the years and Cozy Paws is the, "paws down", the best kennel to board your dog. I have two labs and they bark in excitement when we drive up to the gate. Cozy Paws take their responsibility to your dog very seriously. This attitude gives me peace of mind because this is my dog!
By: vickiburtoglesby
Cozy Paws Pet Lodge
I have used Cozy Paws for the last few years. My baby , Sheba , loves it there. The staff is always helpful and answer all my questions. They respond quickly to emails and phone calls. Sheba is always happy when I drop her off and pick her up.
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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