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.

 . Adrienne .
 . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .  . Adrienne .
  • Greyhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sweet Adrienne was abandoned at the shelter. Friendly, athletic, and fun describes her in the play yard. She seems quite well cared for and is looking for her forever family. Est. DOB: 1/2016 54 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Big Tex .
 . Big Tex .  . Big Tex .  . Big Tex .
  • American Bulldog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Big Tex is a big strong boy looking for love. His previous owners reported that he was house trained and kennel trained. Tex did great when at a boarding facility. He loved all people including children but he doesn't know how big he is, so he did sometimes knock over the toddler. The family became too busy and decided it would be better to rehome Tex to another family. That didn't work out so he is now at the shelter. Tex was an only dog so he didn't get to socialize with other dogs. He may be better in a home without other dogs. Come meet this BIG BOY! 71 lbs. 2/2012
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Brenna .
 . Brenna .  . Brenna .  . Brenna .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Brenna is a submissive youngster looking for her forever family. Come meet this sweet dog! Est. DOB: 3/17/17 26 lbs. and growing
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Buddy .
 . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .  . Buddy .
  • Black Mouth Cur
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Buddy is house trained, crate trained, well behaved, and not destructive according to his former owner. Wow! He knows basic commands and fetches 4 to 5 times. He has a sweet disposition, he's a hugger and just wants to belong. He does howl when he hears sirens but that is his only vice. Buddy was on the streets before he was rescued well over a year ago. Now he just wants to settle into his forever home. If you have other dogs, that's fine. If you have cats, he is not coming. Come meet this loving guy. Est. DOB: 2011 69 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Buttercup .
 . Buttercup .  . Buttercup .  . Buttercup .
  • Domestic Long Hair (Gray)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I was dumped, along with my kittens, in the parking lot of AAR. Someone sure knew what they were doing because I was tired of having kittens and ready to become a lady of leisure. My foster figured that out right away, and I've been enjoying lots of tummy rubs and naps. I give lots of purrs and head butts in return. Pretty good trade-off, don't you think?
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Camden .
 . Camden .  . Camden .  . Camden .  . Camden .
  • Domestic Short Hair (Black & White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Hi I'm Camden and I'm a beautiful Tuxedo boy with perfect markings. My big golden eyes give me a look of being surprised. In fact, I'd be surprised if anybody doesn't agree that I'm the cutie of my family. Come see for yourself at AAR.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Caramel .
 . Caramel .  . Caramel .  . Caramel .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
I'm Caramel, and I'm as sweet as the candy! I raised five boys as a single mom, and now my boys are old enough for adoption so I'm MORE than ready to find my forever home, too. I'm a little shy at first, but I'll warm up to you quickly. I love to be petted and have my head rubbed, but I'm not so crazy about being picked up. After raising my crazy boys, I'm ready to find a nice, quiet home where I can be pampered!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Diamond .
 . Diamond .
  • Torbie, Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Diamond was found at the little league field down the street from AAR. She is a lovely tortie with a loud purr whenever you talk to her. She loves to be held in a soft blanket, but is still shy and will learn to trust with some patience.
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Duke .
 . Duke .  . Duke .  . Duke .
  • Treeing Walker Coonhound, Bloodhound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Duke is a big strong boy rescued on a busy road in a rural area. His rescuers kept him for several weeks looking for his owners. He is a wonderful friendly guy that has enormous scent drive . Treeing Walker Coonhounds make exceptional family dogs for those with active lifestyles. Duke will need lots of exercise and playtime. Do you have the home for Duke? Est. DOB: 6/2014 60 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Finn .
 . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .  . Finn .
  • Collie
  • Spayed/Neutered
Finn found himself at AAR after his owner, who has health issues, could no longer care for him. Finn is a sweet boy that is a little scared being at the shelter. He is super gentle and would love to have a home of his own soon! He knows sit and walks well on a leash. Come meet this boy and let him win your heart! Est. DOB: 7/2010, Weight: 33.
Senior, Male, Medium
 . George .
 . George .
  • Tabby (Brown), Domestic Medium Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Heather .
 . Heather .  . Heather .  . Heather .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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. 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
 . Howie .
 . Howie .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (Orange & White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Hunter .
 . Hunter .
  • Domestic Short Hair (Black)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Huxley .
 . Huxley .
  • Domestic Short Hair (Orange & White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Ike .
 . Ike .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Isaac .
 . Isaac .
  • Tabby (Orange)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Isabelle .
 . Isabelle .
  • Tortoiseshell
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Jim-Bo .
 . Jim-Bo .  . Jim-Bo .  . Jim-Bo .
  • Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jim-Bo has so much love he wants to share. He climbs on you to get close and craves attention. When rescued, he was in poor health and had serious head trauma. He has been provided with outstanding Vet care at AAR and now is looking for his very own family that will love him unconditionally. The nerve damage to his head makes his face droop but you can't help but smile when you meet him. He is a strong boy so we have him practicing his manners in the Dream Dog Training Class. He likes to play fetch and go on walks. Will you provide Jim-Bo with the love and attention he craves? Est. DOB: 2014 60 lbs
Adult, Male, Large
 . Jojo .
 . Jojo .  . Jojo .
  • Siamese, Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jojo is super sweet and low-key. She loves to cuddle.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Kasey .
 . Kasey .  . Kasey .  . Kasey .  . Kasey .
  • Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kasey was adopted from BARC in February 2017. Sadly, the new owner's work schedule increased and she had no time for this happy boy. Kasey is a fun loving boy that loves humans and dogs. Come meet Kasey! Est. DOB: 2013 48 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Luna .
 . Luna .  . Luna .  . Luna .
  • Domestic Short Hair (Black & White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My name is Luna. My mom, 4 siblings, and I were left in a ditch where 3 of my siblings were killed by cars and I was also hit and injured. A nice lady brought my mom, brother, and I to AAR where it was discovered that I had to have surgery to repair a diaphragmatic hernia. The surgery went better than expected and I have since made a full recovery. I am so very lucky to be alive! As far as personality goes I am the best of both worlds, I am extremely playful, but I would also love nothing more than to cuddle up with you and take a nap. If you're looking for the perfect kitten, I am definitely the girl for you!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Miriam .
 . Miriam .  . Miriam .  . Miriam .  . Miriam .
  • Tabby (Gray), Domestic Medium Hair (Gray)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Miriam was rescued from an abandoned house where she had been dumped. She is very friendly, sweet, and laid back.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Muffin .
 . Muffin .  . Muffin .  . Muffin .  . Muffin .  . Muffin .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Muffin was found with her siblings when they were just a couple of months old. They have had wonderful care but the rescuer knows that 3 big labs plus her own dog is too many. Muffin exhibits all the friendly and intelligent characteristics of a lab. She wants to be a forever companion in an active loving home. Est. DOB: 10/2016 42 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Nellie .
 . Nellie .  . Nellie .  . Nellie .
  • Tabby (Brown), Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Nielson .
 . Nielson .  . Nielson .  . Nielson .
  • Tabby (Brown), Domestic Short Hair (White)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Nigel .
 . Nigel .  . Nigel .  . Nigel .  . Nigel .
  • Tabby (Brown), Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Pearl .
 . Pearl .
  • Torbie, Domestic Short Hair
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
My name is Pearl. My 3 siblings and I were brought to AAR by two nice young ladies who are the owners of our mom. They have since had our mom spayed and we are now ready to find our own homes. I am a very sweet and cuddly cat. I also like to play, but mainly I would prefer to just cuddle up and be a lap cat. Could I be your shining Pearl!
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Periwinkle .
 . Periwinkle .
  • Tabby (Brown)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Petunia .
 . Petunia .
  • Tabby (Brown)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Baby, Female, Medium
 . Ramsey .
 . Ramsey .  . Ramsey .  . Ramsey .  . Ramsey .
  • Chihuahua, Dachshund
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Ramsey was abandoned at the shelter. He is full of vitality and fun! Come meet this handsome man. Est. DOB: 1/2013 12 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Mastiff, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Sampson is big, strong, and has a heart of gold. The love and patience of wonderful volunteers, and the Dream Dog Training Program have helped Sampson achieve a Dream Dog status. He enjoys walks on our trails and in the community. He craves human attention and may prefer to be the only animal in the home. Sampson would love to be your best friend. Come meet this big boy! Est. DOB: 2011 72 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Tracie .
 . Tracie .  . Tracie .  . Tracie .  . Tracie .  . Tracie .
  • Jack Russell Terrier (Parson)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Tracie is a beautiful energetic girl. Her rescuer fell in love with her but just couldn't keep a dog at this time. Tracie is waiting for her forever family. Is it you? Est. DOB: 8/2016 23 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Val .
 . Val .  . Val .  . Val .  . Val .  . Val .  . Val .
  • Australian Shepherd, Jack Russell Terrier (Parson)
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Val was rescued and so wants to be part of a loving family. He's a cuddle bug that wants to run and play. Come meet this handsome pup! Est. DOB: 3/2017 19 lbs and growing
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Veronica .
 . Veronica .  . Veronica .  . Veronica .  . Veronica .  . Veronica .
  • Chihuahua, Dachshund
This happy girl is looking for a fun loving family. She did well in her rescuer's home and is now looking for lots of attention and play time. Come meet Veronica! Est. DOB: 3/2017 11 lbs.
Baby, Female, Small
 . Zoey .
 . Zoey .  . Zoey .  . Zoey .
  • Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Zoey lived with a family for five years but now the main caregiver is going off to college. Zoey craves love and attention and doesn't want to be left outside alone all day. Zoey is looking forward to learning how to be a part of the family both inside and outside of the house. Please give Zoey the home and care she deserves! Est. DOB 2012 35 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
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