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Adopt A Pet


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We're so excited that you have decided to bring a pet into your home.  By adopting from Animal Care of Davis County you are not only giving a homeless or unwanted pet a second chance at a happy life, but you are giving yourself and your family a chance to participate in one of earth's greatest powers, the human-animal bond. 

When you arrive we respectfully ask that you limit dog visitations to just one person in the shelter and then groups may visit the dog in our play yards.  For cats we ask that you limit visitations to two people per group.

Appointments are not currently required for adoptions.

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Vaccines and Microchipping


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately we are temporarily not able to administer the Rabies Vaccine.

Vaccines: We offer vaccines for most domestic animals that come into our shelter. Below you will find information about the different types of vaccines we offer for different animals:

Dogs:

Your canine companion should get regular vaccinations to protect him from common canine diseases. Our available dog vaccines are; Rabies, DH2PP (Parvo / Distemper Combo), and Bordatella (Kennel Cough).

Cats:

Your feline friend needs some special love too! Feline vaccinations protect your feline against several common diseases. Our available cat vaccines are; Rabies, and FVRCP (rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia).

Schedule Vaccination Appointment
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Microchipping:


As part of our commitment to keeping pets together with their families we microchip every Dog, Cat and Rabbit that gets adopted out of our facility. A microchip implant is an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of an animal. The chip, about the size of a large grain of rice, uses passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. When an animal is found and picked up most vets and all Animal Control agencies will first scan to see if there is a chip and try and reunify the pet with their owner.

Schedule Microchipping Appointment

Owner Requested Euthanasia


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Making the decision to let your pet pass peacefully and compassionately from this life to the next is probably one of the hardest decisions to make. We recognize that this is a hard time for you, but we want you to be assured that we will take good care of you and your pet while you are here.

Unfortunately, our facility is not set up in a way that you can be present during the procedure. But please take peace in knowing that our trained and compassionate staff are taking good care of your pet in their final moments. You are always welcome to keep their personal effects, and if you wish we can have your animal prepared for home burial.

Schedule Euthanasia Appointment
** Please note that though we trust your decision to put down your beloved pet we will evaluate every animal that is brought to us for requested euthanasia. The final decision on whether an animal is irremediably sick lies with our trained veterinary and shelter staff. If our staff believes that your pet's ailments can be remedied, they can offer suggestions and you may choose to follow up with your veterinarian.

Owner Surrender


At Animal Care of Davis County we accept owner surrendered animals for residents of Davis County only.

We understand that sometimes it is necessary to surrender your pet to give it a second chance. Those decisions should not be taken lightly.  When you surrender your pet, you will be asked to fill out a personality profile that tells us as much as you can about him/her so that we can find the perfect home for them going forward.

If you are surrendering for animal behavior issues, it is important to be honest with us about the issues you are seeing in your pet. This will help us find the right home for them. Sometimes it is just changing the environment the animal is in, for example, a pet that doesn't get along with kids should be placed in a home that doesn't have children in it. Other times, the behavior can be easily remedied and you might be able to keep the pet with you after receiving the resources that helps their behavior change.

In rare instances, the animal might have medical needs that you can no longer care for. In those cases, we ask that you bring any medical documentation from your primary veterinarian so that we can confer with them and continue care as needed.

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Rehoming

Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet including other re-homing options.

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Admissions

Learn more about alternatives to surrendering your pet including other re-homing options.

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End of Life Euthanasia

Animal Care of Davis County is here to support you through all the stages of your animal’s life, even the tough ones. End-of-life care for your pet brings about both difficult and emotional decisions.

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