POMEROY — The Meigs County Dog Shelter at 41790 Fairgrounds Lane in Pomeroy is a rescue-friendly facility.
Shelter hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Appointments to visit the shelter can be arranged by contacting dog warden Coleen MurphySmith or assistant dog warden Dee Cummins at 740-992-3779. Leave a message if no one answers, they are often away on rescue missions.
Things to consider when adopting a shelter dog:
- The adoption fee is $90 for adult dogs and includes first shot, rabies vaccine, spay/neuter and dog license.
- The puppy adoption fee is $100 and includes the spay/neuter fee; a contact is required for puppies not old enough to undergo the procedure at the time of adoption. When the puppy is old enough, they can be taken to the shelter’s local vet. First shot, rabies and dog license are included in the adoption fee.
- There is a $10 fee per dog to cover the cost of initial vaccine and wormer.
- The puppy or dog may need some time to adjust to their new forever home, so be patient and prepared for the new member of your household. Plan to spend a lot of time getting to know each other.
- Following a routine is best for everyone: feeding and walking your dog should be consistent so they know what to expect and when. Nothing will stress a dog more in new surroundings than wondering when he will be fed and if he will have the opportunity to relieve himself properly.
- Just like their human caregivers, dogs need medical care. It is best to choose a veterinarian even before bringing your dog home. They will also be a valuable resource in the care and feeding of your pup.
The shelter is always in need of volunteers and supplies. Visit their Facebook page to view the dogs available for adoption and to read some of their success stories.