Craig Animal Shelter

dsc04194The Humane Society of Moffat County and the Craig Animal Shelter are separate entities. The HSMC was formed to provide assistance to the animals of the Craig Animal Shelter.

The Craig Animal Shelter is located at:

     2430 East Victory Way, Craig, Colorado. (970)-824-5964.

Shelter hours are:

     Mon-Thu 8:00am–5:00pm;  Fri 9:00am–5:00pm;  Sat 8:00am– 1:30am

ADOPTIONS

The adoption fee for dogs and cats is $115.00 which includes the spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations. All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered before they are allowed to leave the shelter. So if you are adopting from out of the area this could cause a delay in you being able to take the animal home. If you are coming from out of the area we recommend calling the shelter first and let them know the animal that you are interested in, when you are arriving to meet the animal, and ask if it has already been spayed or neutered.

There is a short application to fill out.

There are kennels on the premises for meet and greets with your current dog.

If you rent your home or live in an apartment then you will need to bring a letter from your landlord stating that it is okay for you to have a pet where you live and the size of pet that is allowed.

TO RELINQUISH AN ANIMAL

If you decide you can no longer care for your pet the Craig Animal Shelter will take it, provided there is room in the facility. There is a $100 relinquish fee. The animal must be current on vaccinations and if it isn't then you will be responsible for the price of the vaccinations as well as the relinquish fee. You will surrender ownership of your pet and it then belongs to the Craig Animal Shelter. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that your pet will be adopted and it is possible that it might be euthanized. However, one of the missions of the Humane Society of Moffat County is to help animals get adopted, even if it means transferring the animal to a network shelter in Colorado.

When you relinquish your pet please provide the shelter with as much information as possible about your pet such as medical history, personality traits, daily routines, or any characteristics that will help a potential new home (or shelter) decide if your pet will fit into their household. Does your pet get along with children? How about other dogs or cats? This is important information that people want to know before adopting an animal and if you don't provide it they may overlook your pet. So please, help us to help your pet find the perfect new home by giving us as much information about your pet as you can.

If it is possible for you to keep your dog or cat while looking for it a new home, the HSMC can do a courtesy listing on the petfinder.com website with photos and video. Click on the 'contact us' tab and send us an email.

We also recommend looking for breed specific rescues if your pet is a pure breed. Here are a couple of resources:

http://www.akc.org/breeds/rescue.cfm

http://purebredcatbreedrescue.org/

If you are having problems with your dog's behavior there are dog trainers in Craig that can help you correct the problems and hopefully keep your dog with the people that he/she knows and loves best – that's YOU!

Canines Unlimited Training - (970)824-7986 http://www.caninesunlimitedtraining.com/

Total Teamwork Training – (970)629-1507 http://www.totalteamworktraining.com/

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