Our Adoption Process

Bring joy to your life by sharing it with a pet! When you adopt a shelter animal, you save two lives– the life of the cat or dog you adopt, and the life of the one who takes its place.

Are You Ready to Adopt a Cat or Dog?

Caring for a companion animal goes far beyond providing food, water and shelter. It also takes planning for expected and unexpected medical expenses. The average first year cost of owning a cat or dog is over $1,000 and $500 each year after. When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of its life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. Before adopting, consider the ways your life and circumstances could change such as moves, the birth of children, and new jobs. Are you prepared for your pet to remain a permanent part of your life?

Resources:

ASPCA

Best Friends Animal Society

Cesar’s Way

Petfinder

About AAR’s Adoptable Animals

The cats and dogs at AAR are ready for your love. All adoptable pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, wormed, flea-treated, and micro-chipped. Dogs are heartworm negative and on preventive; cats are FIV and FeLV negative. All they need now are forever homes!

Through PetFirst 30 Day Program, all cats and dogs adopted from AAR are eligible for 30 days of complimentary pet insurance. To activate the insurance, new pet parents must call 1-800-710-7387.

ADOPTION FEE:

  • Dogs under 6 months are $150
  • Dogs 6 months and older are $125

Please visit our Adopt a Dog page to see our available puppies and dogs.

  • Cats under 1 year are $75
  • Cats 1 year and older are $50

Please visit our Adopt a Cat page to see our available kittens and cats.

 . Adele .
 . Adele .  . Adele .  . Adele .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adele may not be able to sing but she can certainly hear you with those prominent ears! She was found running across a busy highway with a cute little Terrier. Est. DOB: 2013 13 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Barry .
 . Barry .  . Barry .  . Barry .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Barry's favorite activities are playing with other dogs and getting treats for performing his obedience skills. He has participated in our Dream Dog Training Program and is quite the success. Barry is seeking a family that will give him lots of attention, exercise, and TREATS! Est. DOB: 9/2013 45 lbs. .
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bear .
 . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Bear is a short guy with a big head and personality plus! He was rescued by a family that fell in love with him. Sadly, Bear can't live in a home with cats, although he was fine with their small dog. He is a volunteer favorite. His favorite playgroup buddy is another Pit Bull named Coco. Come meet this delightful hunk of love! 41 lbs. 1/2016
Young, Male, Medium
 . Blossom .
 . Blossom .  . Blossom .  . Blossom .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Blossom was rescued at an elementary school. This poor senior lady had horrible teeth and heartworms. She has had a dental and her heartworms have been treated; so she is now ready for her loving home. As a senior, she can be quite opinionated, so she would prefer a quiet home with adults. Do you have room in your heart and in your home for this mature lady? 10 lbs. Est. DOB: 2007
Senior, Female, Small
 . Bosley .
 . Bosley .  . Bosley .  . Bosley .
  • Domestic Short Hair-black
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I'm Bosley, and I'm SO glad to be at AAR and on the road to finding my forever home! My first family didn't treat me very well and threw me out of the house when they moved. I wasn't used to being outside and got roughed up a bit. Thankfully the neighbors saw what happened and worked to find a no-kill shelter to take me. The weren't able to keep me, but they cared for me and kept me safe until I was able to come to AAR. I'm a sweet guy and ready to find a family of my own who understands that adopting an animal is a serious commitment -- we are part of your family and not something you just throw away!
Adult, Male, Small
 . Candi .
 . Candi .  . Candi .  . Candi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Candi looks at you with that underbite smile and Blue eye and it will make you melt. Her tail wags with gusto! Due to no fault of her own, Candi has moved from home to home so she is truly looking for a forever home. Her owner for the past two years said she is house trained, easy going, loves kids and dogs, and doesn't have any bad habits. Come meet Candi! Est. DOB: 2011 46 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Heather .
 . Heather .  . Heather .  . Heather .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Heather just returned from a couple of weeks in foster while she recuperated from a minor injury. Heather's foster mom says: Heather is a people dog. She likes other dogs, but she loves people. When Heather looks at you, you feel a connection to her. She is kind, gentle and sensitive to your needs and moods. I was very sad one evening and Heather sought me out, laying her body across mine, snuggling into me. Heather has the heart of a puppy, ready to play, but the manners of an adult dog. This dog loves to learn! She gets so excited when it's training time, but gets right down to business giving you her full attention. Heather will make a great companion to whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. Are YOU ready to make today your lucky day? 44 lbs. Est. DOB: 2014
Adult, Female, Large
 . Heidi .
 . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Heidi is a lovely lady that thinks she is a lap dog. Due to health issues, her owner could not keep her.. Her former owner said she was good with kids and dogs. At the shelter, she enjoys hanging out with other dogs, long walks, and loving attention. Do you have the home for her? Est. DOB: 2007 80 lbs.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jade .
 . Jade .  . Jade .  . Jade .
  • Boxer, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jade was one of five puppies found running on a country road. Jade a sweet girl that loves to play, chew, and be a typical puppy. She is a gentle girl that wants to have fun. Puppies take patience and love. Is Jade the pup for you? Est. DOB: 12/17/16
Baby, Female, Large
 . Kendra .
 . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .
  • Calico, Tortoiseshell
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kendra was found with her three kittens in a warehouse right before it was to be fumigated. Thankfully they were found and removed before the fumigation started! Kendra has had a rough go, living on the streets and fending for herself and her kittens, but she is extremely loving and adores attention. She only has one eye, but that does not bother one bit! She knows she is beautiful no matter what!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Keri .
 . Keri .  . Keri .  . Keri .
  • Chihuahua, Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Keri is eager to be held and gives you lots of kisses. She loves to run in the grass and play with her toys. Keri is a smart girl and ready to learn! She is almost house trained. Keri's foster mom reports that she is a happy playful dog with her tail always wagging especially when she’s with you. She was well behaved in the house and napped quietly while we were eating or watching TV. Come meet Keri! Est. DOB: 1/17/17
Baby, Female, Small
 . Lea .
 . Lea .  . Lea .  . Lea .
  • Hound, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gentle Lea was found and happily jumped into her rescuer's car. She entered her house without hesitation and made friends with her dogs. At the shelter, she loves all the volunteers and enjoys playing with her dog friends. Lea is a delightful girl looking for love. 44 lbs. Est. DOB: 2014
Young, Female, Large
 . Little Dude .
 . Little Dude .  . Little Dude .  . Little Dude .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Little Dude is an energetic happy boy looking for love! He was found in an industrial park and happily went to his rescuer. Come meet this vivacious loving boy! Est. DOB: 4/2015 11 lbs.
Young, Male, Small
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Max lived with a family, but sadly, circumstances changed and the family could no longer keep the dogs. Max is skittish but has learned to trust the volunteers. This scruffy gentle guy needs a home with lots of love, patience and security. Est. DOB: 2007 19 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Millie .
 . Millie .  . Millie .  . Millie .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sweet Shy Millie was rescued by a family. She loved their children and dogs. At the shelter, she is a cuddle baby. She doesn't really know that she is too big to be carried and sit in your lap. Come meet sweet Millie. Est. DOB: 10/2016 30 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Rover .
 . Rover .  . Rover .  . Rover .
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gentle Rover is a timid, calm boy and needs to learn about living inside a home. He is kennel trained. With love, patience, and attention Rover will be the very best family dog. Will you provide Rover with his loving forever home? Est. DOB: 2014 38 lbs and hoping to lose a few ...
Young, Male, Medium
 . Ruger .
 . Ruger .  . Ruger .  . Ruger .
  • Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Ruger is a beautiful shepherd with lots of personality. He is house trained, crate trained, friendly, and playful. He is so friendly, he may try to escape the yard to find a playmate. Ruger would love a home with friendly dogs and happy people. Come meet this gorgeous guy! Est. DOB: 2013 64 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Mastiff, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Sampson was rescued by a local realtor and made himself at home in her office. He is a big strong boy that acts like he is tough but totally melts like butter if you brush him. Sampson loves humans. He is in our Dream Dog Training Class learning some basic skills and mostly enjoys the attention and treats. Socially, Sampson is a bit of a bully with other dogs so we recommend a home without other dogs. Due to Dream Dog Training, he can walk nicely on leash around other dogs. Sampson needs a family with a big heart and a big backyard. Would you provide Sampson with rules, expectations, and LOTS OF LOVE? Est. DOB: 2011 72 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sandy .
 . Sandy .  . Sandy .  . Sandy .
  • Tabby - Brown, Domestic Medium Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful! I'm Sandy, and yes, I am a glamour girl. I'm also curious about everything around me. The only thing I love more than investigating is to have my ears and neck scratched. I was found as a stray, roaming around a neighborhood looking for help. Thankfully, a nice man rescued me, had me spayed and vaccinated, and now I'm at AAR ready for adoption! I'm very loving, but I also have a bit of a sassy side as well. I think I'd like a low key household the best, one without a lot of other pets or young children. I prefer to be the center of your world!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Suki .
 . Suki .  . Suki .  . Suki .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Suki and her sister, Suri, wandered up to her rescuer's home before coming to AAR. At their rescuer's home, they were polite houseguests, playing gently with their 3-year-old son. Their foster mom reports that Suki and Suri were both great in their crates - never barking, crying or making a mess. As long as they were taken out regularly, neither girl did their business in the house. Suki is a gentle, sweet, well-behaved young lady who enjoys going for walks, learning her basic commands, hanging out with people and other dogs - big, small, young, old, male or female. Foster mom says that Suki would make a wonderful family dog. Can Suki be part of your family? Est. DOB: 5/2016 33 lbs.
Young, Female, Large
 . Terryn .
 . Terryn .  . Terryn .  . Terryn .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Terryn wandered a neighborhood for days and then her rescuers started feeding her. She was waiting for them each day when they arrived home from work. She was shy and timid but warmed up quickly. Terryn has become a volunteer favorite with her easy going personality. She is craving her forever loving home. Est. DOB: 3/2015 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Tex .
 . Tex .  . Tex .  . Tex .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Tex was brought to AAR in 2015 because his family was moving overseas. We quickly found him a new home, but now his adopter has experienced serious health issues and can no longer care for him. Resilient and adaptable Tex came back to the shelter and happily greets all the volunteers. Would someone please give this wonderful dog his forever home? Est. DOB: 2009 17 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Tiffany .
 . Tiffany .  . Tiffany .  . Tiffany .
  • Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Tiffany's breed of Shorkie, may be designer, and her name may be rich, but her personality is quiet, calm, and loving. Come meet this delightful girl! Est. DOB: 11/2014 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Trudy .
 . Trudy .  . Trudy .  . Trudy .
  • Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Trudy was rescued with her mom from a sad situation with poor living conditions. Amazingly, she is a strong healthy happy pup. After just one session in our Dream Dog Training Program, we were amazed at her intelligence and focus for a young pup. She will perform for a tasty treat. She loves to play with human friends and dog friends. Come meet this gorgeous girl! Est. DOB: 9/1/16 21 lbs and growing!
Young, Female, Large
 . Walter .
 . Walter .  . Walter .  . Walter .
  • Domestic Short Hair - gray and white
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
From Walter's foster mom: "On Friday evening, March 17, I stopped at the feral colony to feed the cats. When leaving, I saw a little kitty between the gas pumps and the ditch. When I walked over there to him, he ran into the street. Fortunately, no cars were around. I got down on my knees and started calling him and he ran back over to me and I scooped him up and put him in my car. I drove home with him on my lap. I took him the next day to our mobile clinic and had him tested (negative) and all his shots done. The following Tuesday, I had him neutered, micro chipped and his ears cleaned. Walter uses his litter box, is very neat and loves to eat. I bought him a "tower" toy that has balls and he loves to hit those balls and watch them go round and round. Also, likes to lay on your lap and be petted." Walter can be a bit shy at first and takes a little time to warm up to new surrounding. He will do best with an adopter who is patient and understanding and who will allow Walter to adjust to his new home on his own time. It won't take long!
Young, Male, Medium
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