Dog adoption options available at the pound, HSCC | News

Although caring for a pet can be difficult, it can also be a rewarding experience.

And since October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, now may be the time for families and individuals to take this step and bring home a companion.

Although COVD-19 restrictions have changed the dog adoption process, at least in Tahlequah, it is still possible. Vicky Green, animal control officer for the town of Tahlequah, asks citizens to call the pound ahead and leave a message regarding the adoption. Once they get a chance, she says, they’ll return a call and begin the process of setting up an adoption date.

“Animals available for adoption are represented on our ‘City of Tahlequah City Hall’ Facebook page,” Green said. “The adoption fee is $41.50 for males and $43 for females. The fee includes a rabies shot provided by Dr. [Bill] Elliott to the Associated Veterinary Services and a city ID tag.”

Green said one of Tahlequah City Pound’s top priorities is to work with its partners — the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter in Vinita and the Humane Society of Cherokee County — to keep pets in loving homes and out of shelters. .

“Our partners provide basic veterinary care to the animals in our shelter and help transport adoptable dogs,” Green said. “In addition, the CCSS donates leashes, collars, and pest control medications.”

To adopt a CCS dog, individuals must meet certain requirements on their property, such as a fenced yard. They should also understand that adopting a dog is something to think about and not to take lightly.

“Adopting a dog is not a short-term affair,” said HSCC member Rhonda Stephens. “It could be a lifelong commitment. If you want to adopt a dog, give it some time. Visit the dogs a few times to see if you have a connection and make sure you’re ready to take care of it. ‘a dog implies.’

Bringing a dog into the family can be a huge undertaking and responsibility, but the animal can become a great friend and partner for many years to come. Collin Pruitt said the past six months with his dog, Atlas, have had their ups and downs.

“It’s kind of easy, but there are tough times. Probably the hardest part is teaching him not to use the bathroom in the house. And teaching him to listen to me,” Pruitt said.

That being said, Pruitt likes that he always has a friendly face to greet him.

“The best part is always having someone to come home to. It’s great to have a best friend waiting for me who will put a smile on my face, especially after a gloomy day,” he said. he declares.

Learn more

For more information about adoption or to donate, call the Humane Society of Cherokee County at 918-457-7997.

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