Helping Animals In Need...
Report abuse & neglect
Promote spay and neuter
Educate on animal welfare
Submit an application online or in person.
Visit ARF to meet the cat/dog you are interested in adopting.
3-day waiting period.
Sign Adoption Agreement and pay adoption fee.
Adoption fees - $60 for cats/$150 for dogs. Dog adoption fee includes a complimentary year membership to our private dog park (ARF Park). Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all appropriate tests and vaccinations.
Your adoption application will be reviewed, references checked and landlords will be contacted if you rent. We want to make sure our rescues are going to their forever home, so our goal is to make the best possible match between dog and adopter. Being first to apply does not mean you will be the chosen applicant. We do not ship our rescues.
Once the application is approved, there will be a 3-day waiting period. This gives you time to prepare for your new family member to come home. For dogs/puppies you will will need a dog house or dog bed, food/water dishes, food, treats, collar, ID tag and leash. For cats you will need a litter box, litter, food/water dishes, food, treats, collar and ID tag. You will also need an appropriate size of pet carrier to bring your new pet home and for future vet visits or emergencies. The 3 days gives you time to prepare as well as adjust to the commitment of giving a rescued animal a permanent home.
ALL ARF RESCUES ARE REQUIRED TO BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED PRIOR TO ADOPTION. THIS INCLUDES ALL KITTENS AND PUPPIES--NO EXCEPTIONS.