Frequently Asked Questions (click for more information)
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well… not REALLY. But, when it comes to pets there are proven health benefits for their people, including physical, mental and emotional improvements, from enhancing social skills to decreasing the risk of heart attack! They lure us in with their adorable eyes and unique personalities, then they offer us unconditional love, help us learn, provide us comfort, encourage nurturing, keep us healthy and fit, build family bonds, give us a sense of purpose and help us feel safe. Adopt for life; provide a forever home.
Falling in love with a pet is easy and a pet can be one of life’s greatest joys! Considering adoption shows you’re a responsible and caring person. However, getting a pet is a big decision. Dogs and cats are living beings that require time, money, and commitment. Think it through before you get a pet, here are a few things to consider: I want a pet of my own!
I’m ready to adopt a pet, what do I need to do?
Drop by the shelter during our open hours and take a look around (Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm, 513 Shelter Rd, Fayetteville). Bring a valid driver’s license or state ID, local check or cash. Some of our adoptable pets have photos here: petfinder.com/shelters/WV47 but many more pets are available at the shelter. Of course you may call for information and directions (304-574-3682). We are happy to help you find a cheerful addition to your family and home!
We will tell you as much as we can about each animal in our shelter… where they came from, how they came to us, their age, breed and description, and what we’ve learned about their personalities while getting to know them.
While they are here, they receive their first vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella), are de-wormed, and provided
medical care when necessary. We will advise you on scheduling your new pets spay/neuter appointment (covered in the adoption fee and required by law). Every pet adopted gets a spay/neuter voucher and choice of veterinarian (from five options).
Don’t forget your driver's license or state issued ID. We only accept cash or check. There are absolutely no refunds.
New River Humane Society: 304-574-3682. Located at 513 Shelter Rd, Fayetteville, WV 25840. Open to the public Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm