Adopting from the Animal Refuge League

Fast. Fun. Friendly.

Adopting a new pet into your family will be one of the most rewarding and exciting experiences you will ever have. We've been helping facilitate these adoptions since 1911 so we've gotten really good at it! When you are chosen by a pet (yes, they choose you!) we do our best to make the whole experience fast, fun and friendly so you can take your new friend home right away.

That being said, adopting a pet does require a considerable commitment and we have the following requirements.

  • adopter must be 18 years of age or older
  • must provide photo identification showing a current address (drivers license preferred)
  • must have the consent of your landlord and all other members of your household
  • must be able and willing to spend time and the money necessary for training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet
  • must be willing to work with our adoption staff to determine an appropriate match for your lifestyle and experience


Our Process

When you come in, fill out an adoption survey (visit our fees and application page to download one now). If your new pet hasn’t said hello, we’ll hold your information for thirty days so you can keep looking.

Talk with our adoption counselors so they can match your lifestyle and expectations with the purrfect playmate.

If your new furry friend said hello: sign a few papers, and that’s it!

Ok, now….are you ready to go find your soul mate?