Peggy Adams Adoption Programs
Dolly’s Dream Project encourages the adoption of our “Square Heads,” or some may call “Pit Bulls” or “bully breeds”. The Project also helps counter the unfortunate stereotypes and myths that some people still believe about these dogs.
The Dolly’s Dream Project sponsors four great dogs available for adoption at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
When these dogs are adopted, the adopters will receive:
Save a Senior! Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League encourages the adoption of our senior pets through our Grey Whisker Club adoption program. Research shows that having a pet helps people lead healthier lives, and the benefits are many: companionship, lowered blood pressure, stress relief, sense of purpose and responsibility, and the list goes on. We think pets are so important to keeping our community healthy and happy, we’ll even pick up the tab on the adoption fee and ID tag…plus many more free benefits! Senior pets make the best pets!
Senior animals are: 10 years young for cats and small dogs up to 39 lbs. and 7 years young for dogs over 40 lbs.
There are countless reasons to adopt an adult or senior pet but here are just a few:
We don’t need constant attention or training like a puppy or kitten.
Often time we are housetrained so no pee or poop accidents in the house. And try telling a puppy to hold it until the morning. Forget about it! And if you want to teach us new tricks, we have much longer attention spans which means we’ll learn much faster.
When it comes to personality – what you see is what you get.
Our personality is already developed so you’ll be able to spot the characteristics you're looking for and not be surprised by some new, annoying behavior that pops up next year.
You will get an instant friend for life.
We love deeply. We are incredibly affectionate and loyal. When you open your heart and home to us, we really do show our appreciation for the rest of our lives.
And lastly…You are truly saving a life.
We know how it works. Even with all of the benefits we bring, we see puppies and kittens get adopted lickety-split each day while we can wait weeks, even months for our new, loving humans to choose us. But when you adopt one of us, you become our savior. And we will love you forever!
Pets for Heroes is a program which honors those who are currently serving or have served in the United States military by giving them an opportunity to adopt any dog or cat at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League at no cost. Available to military personnel currently active, retired, or inactive. (Must present a current form of military identification.)
The Good Dog Training Program was designed to help harder to adopt dogs find their forever homes. These dogs are wonderful dogs. They’re playful, sweet, and affectionate… Their problem? The way they look. Dogs in the Good Dog Training Program are usually 50 pounds or over and have the appearance of a bully type breed —which some people may find intimidating.
We’re here to change that perception! With our new Good Dog Training Program, these dogs complete some of the most hands-on training out of all the dogs at Peggy Adams. Six to eight dogs are put through a rigorous but fun 4 week training course ending with a certification exam to show off their new-found skills.
Have a job that needs to be done? We have just the cat for you.
Every animal that enters Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s doors is an individual, and with that in mind, Peggy Adams works to find the best living situation for each. Although we would love to see every cat live 100% of the time inside a home, we occasionally receive cats that would prefer a different type of living situation. These cats are typically independent animals that prefer humans at a distance, and do not enjoy being handled.
The Working Cat Program was created for these cats because they, too, deserve the type of home that best suits their lifestyle.
Why adopt a working cat?
A foster parent provides a temporary home for an animal (or multiple animals) until they are ready for adoption or until they are adopted. Foster parents are incredibly important because they typically care for animals that would benefit from not being in the shelter, including kittens and puppies too young for adoption and animals with a medical or behavioral condition that is best addressed in a home setting. Foster parents help Peggy Adams save more animals by freeing up space at the shelter to help other animals in need.
*Note: Currently, we are not looking for fosters for small dogs or puppies.
Sometimes, like an adult child, certain dogs and cats make themselves way too comfortable at Peggy Adams. For the pets you see here, it’s time for them to leave the nest and start their new lives.