Maverick: Who is the tall, dark stranger there?
A concerned reader emailed us about Maverick, a black male Australian Kelpie mix who is one year and nine months old. Maverick is waiting for adoption in the Humboldt County Shelter. If you know someone who can help get him into a forever home, please pass this along to them. The reader also passed along this information about reduced adoption fees.
As of Tuesday, November 14, 2017 all adoptable dogs are available for a reduced adoption fee:
- Seniors, 7 and older are available for $35
- Pups, younger than 6 months are available for $80
- Dogs older than 6 months but younger than 7 are adoptable for $50.00
The adoption application is one page. If you own your home, you are good to go. If you rent, the Shelter will check with your landlord to see if it is ok for a dog to live at their rental. Help spread the word so that we can find these wonderful dogs new homes and free up some much needed space at the shelter. Don’t forget that for the adoption fee, the dog comes neutered or spayed, up to date on basic shots and micro-chipped. No way all of this is available on the open market for these prices!
The Shelter is open:
- Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm with extended hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 7 pm.
- Please remind folks to leave at least a half an hour before closing time for adoption paperwork to be done.
Adoptable dogs are neutered or spayed, microchipped, up to date on shots, temperment tested, and some dogs, thanks to Redwood Pals Rescue even have some dog obedience training classes under their belt!
Please come to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter and check out adoptable dogs awaiting their forever homes. Or, check out the list of adoptable dogs (which is updated each hour) at
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The shelter is located next to the airport in McKinleyville. Take the airport exit and follow the blue signs.