You must be at least 21 years old to adopt a pet.
To find your new best friend, either come visit the shelter...
or check out who is in residence online:
Dogs Cats Rabbits
We also have other small & furry animals, such as Guinea Pigs, mice, and rats, so come down to visit us and find your newest family member.
What about Barn Cats?
Sometimes we have cats that would be best suited for a barn home. Read more about our our barn cat philosophy.
Bring your family to the ARL Shelter during any of our open shelter hours. We do ask that the entire family meet the potential adoptee because we encourage adoption to be a family decision.
Fill out an adopter survey to see which pet is right for you!
Meet the animals that are currently available for adoption.
- Talk with the staff to see if that particular pet is a good match for you.
It is required that you bring your dog in for a "Dog Introduction" to see if the dog you are thinking of adopting will get along with your current dog. This is done in a safe way in our outdoor pen area.
Stop in the For Pets Sake Shelter store and pick up supplies for your new pet, at a 15% discount on your day of adoption.
- Take your new pet home!
Alleviate the financial stress associated with your pet's unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the ShelterCare link above.
Here's how it works: ShelterCare Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a ShelterCare program is generated through our shelter's website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Enroll today!