1. Spaying and Neutering your Pet
    1. Wood County SN program
  2. Rehoming Your Pet

APET understands that there are times when you may no longer be able to care for yourself or your pet – and we know that this can be a very difficult time.

  1. Submit a Pet for waiting list
    1. APET is a limited-admission shelter and only takes in dogs and cats when we have space available, and we will never euthanize an animal to make room for incoming animals. Once an animal comes into our care, we will not euthanize that animal except in cases of untreatable illness or if the animal poses a safety risk to the community.

We commit to our animals for a lifetime, so we are generally able to accept animals adopted from us back into  our program as long as there are no major health or safety concerns. If your pet was adopted from APET and you are considering returning your pet, please contact us to discuss the reasons you are considering returning your pet at XXXXXXX

  1. Rehoming Resources
    1. Behavior Help
    2. Rental Help
      1. Guide, Pet friendly housing
    3. Medical / Food & Financial Assistance

If you need assistance in affording to care for your pet, the following organizations provide wonderful resources and services to pet owners in our community:

  • Care Credit
  • Go Fund Me
  • The Pet Fund
  • The Brown Dog Foundation
  1. Low-Cost Pet Care
    1. Vaccine Place
    2. Spay Neuter Network
  1. Other Shelters & Rescues
    1. Breed Rescue Listing
    2. Shelter/Humane Society Listingthat make the best decision for your pet.


  1. Lost & Found

What to do if you have found an animal?

If you find an animal, you must notify the county shelters in the area surrounding where the pet was found. There may be a worried family looking for them, and county shelters can help to reunite lost pets with their owners.

Please keep in mind that stray animals may be sick, injured, or scared. Please allow the county shelter staff to guide you through this process.

Reporting an animal to a county shelter does not mean that you can no longer help the pet that you found. In fact, there are many ways you can continue to serve as an advocate for this pet:

  • Some counties will allow you to foster/care for the pet while waiting for the pet’s owner to claim him/her.
  • You might be able to take him/her to a veterinarian for an assessment and vaccinations.
  • You can search for the pet’s owner by posting fliers around the area where the pet was found (and spreading out over several miles), alerting local vet offices and sharing on social media – CLICK LINKS HERE or email?
  • If you don’t plan to adopt after the stray hold period is over, go ahead and begin searching for a potential adopter whether the pet is in your care or at the county shelter.


  1. Pet Identification
  2. Report a L&F pet
  3. Animal Control Contacts
  4. Behavior Resources
  5. Education / Book a speaker
  6. Community Service
  7. Advocacy & Legislation