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Adoption Process

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Overview of Adoption Process, Fees, and Benefits:

Find your perfect companion and change a life forever through adoption! 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!

Step 1: Meeting our Animals

Our goal is to help you find the perfect pet based on your personality and lifestyle. Stroll through our Pet Adoption Center, visit one of our offsite adoption partners, or browse animal profiles onlineWhen love strikes, simply let an onsite Adoption Coordinator know that you would like to proceed with adoption!

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.


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


Step 3: Post-Adoption Support

If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance at any point after you’ve adopted, we are here to support you! Is your adopted pet not a match? That's okay! Not every adoption is going to be the right fit, and that’s perfectly understandable. Learn more about our judgement-free Adoption Return process here.



Puppies (5 months and younger)



Small Adult Dogs 25 lbs and under (6 months old and older)



Medium/Large Adult Dogs 26+ lbs (6 months old and older)



Dog Adoption Benefits

  • Complimentary Essential Care Pack from Scenthound
  • Support throughout your pet's lifetime
  • 1-week access to Good Pup ⇨ virtual at-home training through phone/computer, on-demand with flexible scheduling options
  • A number of discounts and freebies from local businesses. Discover more adopter perks here.



Kittens (5 months old and younger)



Adult Cats (6 months old and older)



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
  • A number of discounts and freebies from local businesses. Discover more adopter perks here.


Still Have Questions About the Adoption Process?

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***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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