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Adoption Process

adopt a dog or cat

Overview of Adoption Process, Fees, and Benefits:

 

Adoption Requirements

To adopt a pet from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a U.S. government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or state ID
  • Verify that you are allowed to have a pet of the breed and size where you currently live
  • Be able to provide necessary medical treatment, training, and proper care for your pet
 
Step 1: Meeting our Animals

At any given time, we have hundreds of amazing pets here at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, and we encourage you to visit us to meet them! Our goal is to help you find the perfect pet, based on your personality and lifestyle. You may also browse adoption profiles online before your visit:

Click here to view online profiles.

Once you see a pet you might be interested in adopting, an Adoption Coordinator will bring the pet to meet you and see if it’s a match. We recommend that you bring other household members, including children, to visit with the pets you are interested in. If you are interested in a dog, we may also schedule a dog visit to ensure compatibility with any dogs in your household.

When love strikes, simply let your Adoption Coordinator know that you would like to proceed with adoption. 

Offsite Partners: Peggy Adams has partnered with several pet supply stores across Palm Beach County to facilitate adoptions in their stores. Learn more about our offsite adoption partners here!

 

Step 2: Adoption Counseling

Our Adoption Coordinators are trained to give you the best guidance to prepare you and your new pet for a successful transition home. When finalizing your adoption, an Adoption Coordinator will:

  • Check your a U.S. Government-issued photo ID and verify that you are at least 18 years of age
  • Give you information and advice specific to your home and new pet
  • Explain any known medical conditions or behavioral special needs of your new pet
  • Review our adoption benefits, such as 30 days of complimentary PetFirst pet insurance, Science Diet pet food and a registered Home Again microchip. See adoption fees and benefits below.

 

Step 3: Adoption Guarantee

Adoption is a rewarding lifetime commitment. Our most successful adoptions are those who take their time in finding the right pet for their personality and lifestyle. We hope that you and your pet will be lifelong companions, but we understand that life can get in the way of even the best of plans. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance at any point after you’ve adopted, we are here to support you.

 


DOG ADOPTION FEES

Dogs weighing 39 lbs. or under and puppies 5 months old or younger

ADOPTION FEE $250

 

Dogs weighing 40 lbs. or more and dogs older than 5 months

ADOPTION FEE: $75

 


Dog Adoption Benefits

The total value of the vaccinations, medical treatment, and supplies listed below is $500 per dog on average.

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations
  • 30 days of PetFirst pet insurance
  • Registered HomeAgain Microchip
  • Starter bag of Science Diet brand pet food
  • $25 off Initial Flea & Tick Services from Nozzle Nolen Pet-Friendly Pest Control
  • Complimentary Essential Care Pack from Scenthound
  • Free basic training classes
  • Support throughout your pet's lifetime

 


CAT ADOPTION FEES

Cats 5 months of age or younger

 ADOPTION FEE  $125

Cats over 5 months of age

ADOPTION FEE  $50

 


Cat Adoption Benefits

The total value of the vaccinations, medical treatment, and supplies listed below is $500 per cat on average.

  • Spay/neuter surgery
  • All age-appropriate vaccinations
  • 30 days of PetFirst pet insurance
  • Registered HomeAgain Microchip
  • Starter bag of Science Diet brand pet food
  • $25 off Initial Flea & Tick Services from Nozzle Nolen Pet-Friendly Pest Control
  • Support throughout your pet's lifetime

***We reserve the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether. These promotional campaigns will be advertised to the general public and honored during the promotional dates only. Following special adoption campaigns, adoption pricing will revert to original pricing until further notice.***

 

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