Watauga Humane Society

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Who We Are

Since 1969 the Watauga Humane Society has been caring for the abandoned and unwanted animals of Watauga County and its surrounding areas that have no animal shelters. We are a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals and receive no financial support from local, county or state government. The Society depends entirely upon fun-raisers, memberships and contributions to carry on its mission.

Adopting a friend

Our adoption fee is $75 for cats and $95 for dogs. Even though we lose money on every adoption, we strive to keep our adoption fee at an affordable price. Vaccine and medical costs have increased, but our adoption fee has remained the same despite this cost increase. The adoption fee helps cover the following costs:

Spay / Neuter surgery performed by Asheville's Humane Alliance Spay / Neuter Clinic
First Set Of Vaccinations
24PetWatch Microchipping ($45 Value)
Heartworm Test (dogs over 6 months)
Feline Leukemia & FIV Test (cats)
Free Initial Examination from participating local vets
Food Sample from Hill's Science Diet (4 lbs)
Coupon for $30 off the 6 week private dog training classes with John Quy of Little Horse Creek Farm
Start Right Dog Training Class at Watauga Humane Society with John Quy of Little Horse Creek Farm
10% off initial purchase at Pet Place
One (1) free month of PetCare Insurance

For the health and safety of our cats, we strongly urge adopters to keep them as "indoor-only" cats. For the health and safety of our dogs, we strongly urge adopters to keep them as "indoor" as much as possible. "Indoor/outdoor" dogs must be kept in a secured area when outside and NEVER chained. No animals adopted from Watauga Humane Society can be kept strictly outdoors. The shelter requires references for all long-distance adoptions. We encourage all adopters to visit the animals before making the 15+ year commitment of adopting a cat or dog. Our first responsibility is always to our beloved animals

Featured Pet of the Week at MTN Television

In January 2005, MTN Television started featuring a Watauga Humane Society pet each week on its morning broadcast, which airs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays. This television spot has resulted in several adoptions!

We would like to thank Bill Fisher and Tim Baxter at MTN for coming to us with this wonderful idea, and for providing our community with this public service. Watauga Humane Society looks forward to working with MTN for many years to come!

MTN is on channel 18 on cable, or channel 24 with an antenna.

Our Dog Park first opened to the public on Saturday, April 8th, 2006, and it is a huge success! It is open every day from 6 a.m. to sundown. The Dog Park is located along Don Hayes Road, between Rutherwood Baptist Church and the Boone Stockyard, about four miles from Boone off Old Highway 421 South.

The dog park consists of approximately 3.5 acres of fenced land for dogs to romp and play. There is a smaller section, about 1/2 acre, for smaller dogs.

Visit on a sunny Saturday afternoon and you might find a couple dozen dogs and their owners enjoying the Park. for more information click the link below.

Watauga Dog Park!

Map toWatauga Humane Society Dog Park

Click to see our currently scheduled events!

Click to see newly adopted pets!

Come Visit Us!

Watauga Humane Society
200 Casey Lane
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-264-7865
Email: adopt@wataugahumanesociety.org
Hours: Open Tuesday ~ Friday, 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Map to Watauga Humane Society
Boone, NC 28607-8551, US

Click here for a list of pets at this shelter

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