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Any establishment that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption.

For questions about the process of adopting pets from a shelter or animal rescue organization and about any problem that might arise in the context of such an adoption. With "shelter" we mean any establishment that temporarily takes ownership for pets, regardless of whether it's maintained by private organizations, local government, or supported by charitable contributions,

For questions about "shelter from the weather" or "a place that offers protection" please use instead.