The Souris Valley Animal Shelter strives to improve the quality of life for pets and people in the Ward County and the entire North West region of North Dakota. The Animal Shelter reunites lost pets with their owners, cares for, loves, and finds homes for stray, surrendered and abandoned animals, controls the pet population with mandatory spay/neuter requirements for pets that are adopted from our facility and by offering financial assistance when needed. Additionally, we microchip animals for identification purposes, provide burial/cremation services, and promote responsible pet ownership, but our fundamental goal is to place all of our dogs and cats in humane environments full of love! During a recent nationwide study a vast majority of Americans believe that a better world is possible through the kindness to animals and we are morally obligated to take care of animals. We at the Souris Valley Animal Shelter are guided by the principle of caringfor the world around us by caring for the animals under our care.
To start the adoption process, check out our available pets. Then, plan to visit the Shelter to spend time with the pet(s) you are interested in adopting. Our kennel staff is familiar with the pets here at the Shelter and can assist you with choosing the best pet for your family and your needs. There are a couple ways to submit an adoption application....Fill it out while you are at the Shelter or email us at email@example.com and a form will be emailed to you. We understand some potential adopters live outside our immediate area and will need an application emailed, please contact us at (701) 852-6133 if you live a distance away so we can discuss the process for handling adoptions in these cases. The adoption applications are closely reviewed by the SVAS committee to determine if approval is in best interest of the animal and the family. We process applications on a case-by-case basis since, like humans, requirements vary between animals and they may have specific needs or preferences.The applications can take up to a week process. The reason for this is because we receive many applications and we have a small staff who, on a daily basis, provide care to 100-150 animals. SVAS reserves the right to refuse adoption under certain circumstances.