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! Did you know that shelter pets make the best pets? Just check out our adoptable animals webpage! This page gets live updates multiple times a day, so you have the most current information.

Step 2: Pre-Adoption Application

Think you’re ready to adopt, or want to meet an animal in person? No problem! First, fill out our pre-adoption application. Once completed, you'll be prompted to make an appointment.

 
Step 3: Meeting the Animal

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.

When your appointment day arrives, remember to:

  • Wear your mask when on campus
  • Bring a U.S. Government Official Photo ID
  • Consider bringing along family members (including children) to meet the new cat or dog.
  • Verify that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live. Some areas may have breed and size restrictions.

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:

  • Verify that you are at least 18 years of age
  • Check your a U.S. Government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or state ID
  • 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.  At this time, groups larger than 5 people will be accommodated in separate areas to maintain social distancing.

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?

                                   

Are you ready to meet our adoptable animals in person? In order to make the adoption process easier for our visitors, we ask you to please fill out our pre-adoption form below. It only takes a few minutes to complete. After, you'll be asked to schedule an appointment time to come visit us. Please note, scheduling an adoption appointment does not hold a pet for adoption.

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