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.

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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.

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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!

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Before you get all wrapped up in toys and training, don’t forget that FiFi or Grover needs one very important visit to the vet. All animals adopted from the Randolph County Animal Shelter must be spayed or neutered within 30 days of adoption (longer if they’re underage). Randolph County has a slew of great vets who will be happy to take care of your pet. For a lower cost option, be sure to visit the Spay & Neuter Clinic of the Piedmont. Locals can also take advantage of spay and neuter transport by visiting the Animal Awareness Society’s site and calling to make arrangements.