Randolph County Animal Shelter
Congratulations! Welcome to the exciting and sometimes scary world of pet ownership. Whether you’re a first time adopter or a seasoned pro, we hope you’ll find some resources on this page to make the journey a little bit smoother.



Lots of your questions can be answered by downloading this helpful e-book:
Adopting a Rescue Dog: The first 7 days
Written with the input of a veterinarian, this book covers everything from choosing the right dog for your family to helping it settle into a new environment.

From RCAS


Training is a cornerstone of responsible pet ownership. A well-trained dog is happier, healthier and, should the unthinkable happen, easier to place in a new home. We are so fortunate to have a resource like Petsmart in our community. They offer private and group classes for everything from puppies to adults.

Are you more of a DIY dog owner? Head on over to Dog Star Daily for training tips, links to trainers in your area and more. The basic idea behind Dog Star Daily is classical conditioning. It’s not a new idea or a particularly flashy one, but classical conditioning is one of those things that just makes sense. Reward the behaviors you want to see, ignore the ones you don’t, and your dog gets the picture!

From RCAS

Effective September 2017, cats and dogs now adopted from the shelter will be spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter. This will reduce the number of unplanned litters and the number of unwanted animals coming in to the shelter. A portion of the adoption fee for kittens and puppies too young to be spayed or neutered at the time of adoption will be a refunded when proof that the animal has been spayed/neutered is provided. (we accept most credit and debit cards)

Adoption Fees:

  • Male Dog - $110
  • Female Dog - $120
  • Male Cat - $90
  • Female Cat - $100