Guilford County Animal Shelter


Rating: 4.5

Average rating from 10 reviews.

(4.5 out of 5, based on 10 reviews)

Hours: 12 noon-6 PM Mon. - Sat. and 1 PM-5 PM Sundays

1126 miles away
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Reader's Reviews (10)
Rating: 5

Radio Station Support

posted 6 years ago

i'm trying to promote zootoo the best i can! i have sent some emails to local radio stations, hoping they can help gather support!

i have also created a facebook group, "zootoo: help guilford county animal shelter"

if you click on the zootoo link on my blog,, we receive points

i will post flyers around town too

i really want this for our community shelter!

Pros: animals 1st

Cons: facility last

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Lauren H.
Rating: 5

Great shelter that needs the money!

posted 6 years ago

I love the Guilford County Animal Shelter. I've been a volunteer there for about 3 1/2 years. It's a great shelter - they do their best to give every dog adequate time to get adopted (a few months at least, unless the dog becomes seriously ill or develops severe behavior problems) and they're always friendly to customers and volunteers. They have no choice but to take in every dog that's brought to them (by animal control, by police, or by citizens of Guilford County). They take in these animals at any time - even in the middle of the night. If someone calls animal control and animal control brings in a dog, one of the staff (usually the manager, director, or head vet tech) has to be at the shelter to receive the dog (no matter what time of night it is). Everyone who works there is extremely dedicated to the well being of the animals.

All that being said, they could really use a makeover. While everything is clean, there isn't much space. The intake kennels are mostly outside (except for the few that are indoors for the smaller dogs in winter). The vet buildings are housed in trailers. There isn't enough money for the shelter to finish the Trauma Center where they'd be able to house/quarantine injured dogs and cats (victims of severe abuse or hit-by-car cases). There is a plan in the works to build a better shelter, but the only thing stopping it is the money they need. A makeover would greatly benefit this shelter, and it would enable them to take in and adopt out more animals.

Pros: The staff is friendly and knowledgable, the shelter is clean (as clean as possible with the hundreds of dogs they house), and the dogs are all well cared for.

Cons: It's a small shelter, and when they're busy (usually every weekend) there is little room to move in the lobby; the outdoor pens (three large out front, two smaller in back, and two small puppy pens specifically for puppies) don't allow for many dogs to get exercised at the same time

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