Where do the rescued animals come from?
ALS animals come from many different places and situations. Some are given up when their guardians can’t or don’t want to keep them, and some are lost and brought to the shelter by a Good Samaritan.
How do I adopt from Animal Life Savers?
We encourage potential adopters to visit with several of the animals we have available to get a good idea of whether a specific animal will be a good match. Adoption applicants should consider carefully the decision to adopt. Do you have the time, energy, and long term ability to care for an animal? Our adoption staff has a wealth of experience and information to assist you in deciding which type of animal is best suited to your household and lifestyle. Please keep in mind that the primary care of any companion animal family member is an adult responsibility.
What are some of the requirements?
- Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.
- If you rent, you must provide a copy of your lease stating that you are permitted to have the specific type of animal that you would like to adopt.
- Current address verification is required. If your ID, i.e. driver’s license, has a different address than on your application, address verification will be needed.
- All cats and dogs currently living in the household must be current on vaccinations and spayed or neutered, or the adopter must be willing to do so within a specified period of time.
- A fenced-in yard may be required at the discretion of the Adoption Committee.
- The adoption fee for Puppies and Dogs ranges from $175 to $325.
- The adoption fee for Kittens and Cats ranges from $80 to $100.
Why are there adoption fees?
All pets from ALS will come to you healthy, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Most pets are also chipped. Your fees will help defray the cost these health services as well as transportation and shelter fees so we can continue our mission of rescuing homeless animals.
A Lifetime Commitment
Many people do not realize the time, energy, and financial commitment necessary to properly care for their companion animal family member for their life time. It is very important to consider the time you have available on a daily basis to spend with your new companion, before adopting. However, if you do adopt an animal and find you cannot care for them, please bring them back to us so we can find them a home. (We should check it they want to say this.)