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The Adoption Process

PARL seeks to create a welcoming and barrier-free adoption process that is entirely conversation-based. We believe in building and strengthening the human-companion animal bond and through conversation, we seek to find the best match for both adopter and animal. Through this process, we build trusting relationships with adopters, encouraging them to communicate openly and honestly with us if they should need our advice or assistance.

If you see an animal you'd like to meet and potentially adopt, please plan to visit our shelter during our open adoption hours and complete an Adopter Profile online before visiting. The Adopter Profile asks for basic information and helps us match you with small animals whenever you visit.

interested in adopting a dog, cat, or small animal? we can help!

  • Photos and bios for all available animals are posted on our website. Follow the links below to see available dogs, cats, and small animals.
  • If you see an animal you'd like to adopt, please complete an Adopter Profile online. This ensures your information is in our system and makes it much easier to introduce you to possible adoption matches when you stop by for a visit. 
  • Our shelter is generally open for walk-in visitors Wednesday-Sunday from 12pm-4pm.
  • Come visit us during our open hours and meet our animals. Adoptions can usually be completed in the same day and we look forward to introducing you to your new family member!
  • FOSTER TO ADOPT: Some animals may be listed as looking for a 'Foster to Adopt' situation. This means that animals can go home with the prospective adopters, but the animal remains under PARL's 'ownership'. This is usually because the animal needs further veterinary care or their spay/neuter surgery before the adoption can be finalized. Foster to Adopt placement requires the prospective future adopter serve as a foster for the animal for a pre-arranged set of time and thus must adhere to PARL's foster policies and procedures until the adoption is finalized. 

See Cats

ADOPTING A CAT

ADOPTION FEES

Seniors (8 years or older): $50 
Adults (7 months-7 years): $150 
Kittens (6 months and younger): $250
(Flat $50 discount when adopting 2 or more kittens)

All Cat Adoptions Include:
  • Spay/Neuter surgery*
  • Age-Appropriate vaccinations
  • Preventative deworming
  • Flea preventative
  • Microchip
  • Free initial veterinary exam
  • Pre-adoption care and Post-adoption support (by phone or email) 

  COMPLETE A CAT ADOPTER PROFILE

See Small Animals

adopting a small animal

ADOPTION FEES

Rabbits: $50 
Guinea Pigs (Small Mammal): $30
Rats/Mice/Gerbils/Hamsters (Small Mammal): $20

(Flat $10 discount when adopting bonded pair of rabbits or guinea pigs)
 

Rabbit Adoptions Include:

    • Spay/Neuter surgery*
    • Free initial veterinary exam
    • Pre-adoption care and Post-adoption support (by phone or email) 

  COMPLETE A RABBIT ADOPTER PROFILE

 COMPLETE A SMALL MAMMAL ADOPTER PROFILE

See Dogs

adopting a dog

ADOPTION FEES

Seniors (8 years or older): $150
Adults (7 months-7 years): $275
Puppies (6 months and younger): $450

Dog Adoptions Include:

  • Spay/Neuter surgery*
  • Age-Appropriate vaccinations
  • Heartworm test
  • Preventative deworming
  • Flea preventative
  • Microchip
  • Free initial veterinary exam
  • Pre-adoption care and Post-adoption support (by phone or email) 
  • Offer for one free week of virtual dog training plus a 10% discount for life through GoodPup

  COMPLETE A DOG ADOPTER PROFILE

 

*Due to scheduling delays caused by the pandemic, some animals may be adopted with a $75.00 spay/neuter deposit and scheduled for surgery at PARL in the near future.