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We think our adoption process is fast, fun and friendly.
Adopting a new pet into your family will be a very rewarding and exciting experience. We've been facilitating adoptions since 1911, so we think we’re pretty good at match making. When you are chosen by a pet (yes, they typically 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 new pet does require a considerable commitment and we have the following requirements:
Step One: Complete an adoption survey
You can complete a survey during your visit at the shelter, or download and print a copy to complete at home and bring in with you.
Step Two: Visit the ARLGP
During your visit at the ARLGP, talk with our adoption counselors so they can match your lifestyle and expectations with the purr-fect playmate. Our staff spends time with each and every animal, so they will be able to consider your needs and find potential adoptees that will work well with your family.
Step Three: Welcome a new family member!
Did you find your new furry family member? We’ll give you all the details on your new ball of fur, and process your adoption promptly.
Didn't find a new furry friend on your first visit?
During your visit, if a furry friend didn’t say hello, we’ll hold your adoption survey for thirty days so you can keep looking. We have new animals paw through our doors daily- we encourage you to stop by often to take a peek around.