adoption process

Available dogs and puppies

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Available cats and Kittens

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Our professional staff and open, friendly adoption policies make selecting your new family member a pleasant and joyful experience. Adoption counselors look forward to chatting with you about your individual preferences and arranging a “meet and greet” visitation with the many wonderful pets waiting to begin their lives anew. We are here to assist in making a match that will endure and will be mutually satisfying to both pet and human guardian. Dogs and cats available for adoption have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas, and microchipped (dogs only). If you wish to have your cat or kitten microchipped, please let your adoption counselor know. Additionally, dogs over 6 months old are tested for heartworms to determine what treatment, if any, is needed and puppies begin receiving heartworm prevention at 12 weeks old. Your adoption counselor is a guide for you on this journey to adopting. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. 

The relationship between adopter and Animal Ark Rescue doesn’t end once the paperwork is completed. 

We consider our adopters to be a part of the Animal Ark “family” and our staff is available to offer guidance and suggestions, if needed, during the pet’s transition to his or her new home and family. We encourage adopters to be in touch and enjoy receiving updates and photos of our former charges.

We want to help you find the perfect dog for you. We will encourage you to spend a lot of time with your potential new pet and ask that you spend at least 30 minutes with a pet before filling out an application. We reserve the right to refuse any applicant. We do not approve adoptions on a first come first serve basis and applications are approved based on where we believe the pet fits the best. We DO NOT hold animals. 

Animal Ark Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3. All donations and adoptions fees are used to toward the care of all dogs and cats in our care. In most cases, the adoptions fees we collect does not cover the medical needs of our charges, so donations are always welcome. 


Adoption Fees are as follows:

Kittens: Start at $75

Adult Cats: start at $30

Puppies: Start at $195 

Most Large Mixed Breed Dogs: Start at $75

Small breed dogs: Start at $200

Adoption fees vary so speak with your adoption counselor to find out the specific fee on the animal you wish to adopt. The fees listed above are our normal fees. We do have adoption specials from time to time so fees may be different than listed above. *Fees subject to change without notice

  • All dogs must leave on a leash and collar and all cats must leave in a carrier. These items can be purchased at the shelter or you may bring your own. 
  • Solid color leash and collar sets $15/set.
  • Pattern leashes and collars are individually priced. 
  • We also have harnesses available for purchase. 
  • Cats carriers  are available for $9.50