Adopting from Animals for Life

All of our prospective adopters must fill out an adoption application and review the application with one of our adoption counselors. The adoption application will enable us to get to know you and your family a little better and help us to better match you with a pet that will suit your lifestyle.

We request that all members of a family be present at the time of application. It’s important to us that all members of your household be comfortable with the animals that you are considering for adoption. We try to ensure that the animals you are looking at are a safe and compatible match for all members of your family by giving you information about the activity level, training needs and general personality traits of the animals in our care.

We try very hard to make the best possible match between your home and one of our pets, so we do reserve the right to deny any application. We also will accept multiple applications on the same animal in an effort to find it the best home.

We require written permission from your landlord or management company in the event that you rent your residence.

Animals for Life checks veterinarian references and will make a home visit before and after a pet is adopted. We do not offer same-day adoptions. We do not ship any animal.

We remain available for assistance and follow-up advice after a pet goes to a new home. Remember, our job begins with an adoption—we are always happy to hear from you! Our adoption counselors are available to answer any training or behavior questions you may have. As part of our adoption agreement, we have a follow-up program that requires a post-adoption visit with the animal and its family. This is to ensure the well-being and safety of all of the animals that we adopt.

No animal will be “reserved” for a family without an approved application. Our adoption fees are crucial to us being able to continue our work, and therefore are not refundable.

Adoption fees

The adoption fee includes all age-appropriate shots, spay/neuter, test for FIV/FeLV, de-worming, and treatment for fleas/ticks. No cat will be officially adopted without first being spayed or neutered.

  • Cat (thirteen months or older) – $200
  • Kitten (twelve months or younger) – $225

Adoption application

Please be advised that you must be at least 21 years of age or older in order to adopt from Animals for Life.