Adoption Process

adopt a dog or cat

Adopting a pet is all about finding the right pet for you!

Step 1: Let’s Begin!

Thank you for your interest in adopting a shelter pet! Shelter pets make the best pets. We receive pets every day and we may have the perfect pet for you. By filling out a Meet Your Match™ survey, you will answer questions about what you are looking for in a pet. Our Adoption Coordinators and volunteers are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

Step 2: Matching Expectations

Our Adoption Coordinators will review your survey and answer any questions you may have about the type of pet you are looking for. Our team members and volunteers work with our pets everyday so that we may give you detailed information about their personalities. Our goal is to help you find the perfect pet based on your personality and lifestyle.

Step 3: Meeting the Animal

After completing the Meet Your Match survey, you will be given a color: green, orange or purple. You are then encouraged to visit our dog and cat adoption rooms and find pets with your same color. 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 you bring your children to visit with the pets you are interested in. We may also schedule a dog visit to bring your family dog in if you are looking for an additional dog. When love strikes, simply let your Adoption Coordinator know that you would like to proceed with adoption.

Step 4: 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, our Adoption Coordinator will:

  • Give you information and advice specific to your home and new pet
  • Talk about 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
Step 5: 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.

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 spend the time and resources necessary to provide the training, medical treatment and proper care for your pet
  • Bring along all family members (including children) to meet your new cat or dog
    • We may recommend that you bring your family dog in for a dog visit if you are looking for an additional dog

DOG ADOPTION FEES

WEIGHT
Dogs up to 39 lbs


Dogs 40 lbs and over

ADOPTION FEE
$125 

 

Name Your Own Price

Dog Adoption Benefits

 

  • 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

AGE
Kittens under 5 months of age

Cats over 5 months of age

ADOPTION FEE
$75

Name Your Own Price

Cat Adoption Benefits

  • 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.***

 

Ready to Adopt?

                                   

Have you filled out a Meet Your Match survey yet? If so, no need to fill out another one. Just visit our adoption center with your Meet Your Match color in hand, take a look at the pets that share your same color and get ready to meet your new best friend!

If you haven't completed a survey, let's get started! Just click on your choice of a cat or dog survey below.

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