Policies and Fees
Children 5 years or younger cannot enter our dog yard. If you have a young child, please bring another adult with you to watch the child while you tour our facility.
The adoption application process usually takes up to 10 business days. Your patience is appreciated as we receive many applications each day.
The process consists of filling out an adoption application, making an appropriate animal selection, and verifying the application information.
There will be a home visit as part of the adoption process. The process is required for dog adoption and sometimes required for cat adoption.
Once the application is approved, then the adopter is contacted and arrangements are made to complete the adoption contract and take his new pet home.
Our rescue adopts animals to persons in South Central Pennsylvania and Maryland. While applicants in other areas may be considered, this would be reviewed on a case -by-case basis. We highly encourage interested persons to look at their local shelters to see what they may have to offer before contacting us.
We do not ship our animals.
Call in advance of your visit to check and see if an animal you have seen on this website is still available.
People who have applied in person will be considered first. We are based on a first-come, first-served policy. However, if the first “hold” is not accepted, we move to the second “hold” and so on until the right home is found for that particular animal.
Puppies and kittens must be at least 6 months old to be adopted into a family with children under 6 years old.
You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt.
We do accept second and third applications on an animal.
Animal Rescue, Inc. reserves the right to refuse an adoption to anyone for any reason.
Includes: spay/neuter, vaccines, testing for heart worm, Lymes and Ehrlichiosis, microchipping
Includes: spay/neuter, vaccines, testing for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, microchipping