Adopting your new family member from a shelter has many benefits!

Adopt a Companion

Adopting a loving companion from a shelter will be a rewarding experience for you and your family. There are many advantages of adopting from a shelter. Here are just a few:

The Essentials Are Handled

Your pet will already be spayed or neutered, microchipped, treated for parasites, vaccinated and in some instances, licensed.

It's Affordable

Fees for adoption are lower than purchasing an animal from a breeder or animal store, with the essentials already included.

Lots of Choices

There will be a wide selection of animals – breeds, ages, temperaments, etc. Your ideal family member is waiting for you!

Double Your Impact

You save two lives. By adopting a new family member you're opening up shelter space for another animal in need.

You're Not Alone

Adoption counselors can facilitate a good match with your family since they know the animal’s history and behavior.

Set an Example

You teach your children a valuable lesson in compassion and responsible pet ownership.

Should you adopt a pet?

We encourage you to take the time to consider all aspects of bringing a pet into your life before falling in love with a particular animal. The commitment to a cat or dog can easily last 10-20 years. Besides making sure that you can provide food, water, exercise, medical care, and companionship every day, please consider the following:

  • Do you have time for a pet?
  • Is your pet a good fit with your family and other pets?
  • Can you have a pet where you live?
  • Do you know where to find support for behavioral and medical problems?
  • Is it a good time for you to adopt a pet? Will there be any changes in your life soon?
  • Are your living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind?

You’re not alone! All of our shelters have resources on hand that can address your questions and concerns. 

Adoptable Cats & Dogs

Between the six ASAP shelters, 9,503 cats and 3,486 dogs for a total of 12,989 animals were adopted into loving families in 2021 alone. Below, please find available cats and dogs that are currently looking for a home at our six shelter locations.


Want to enrich the lives of animals in your community? Looking to make a difference? Our ASAP coalition agencies offer many opportunities for volunteering – everything from walking shelter dogs, helping with events, socializing cats, cleaning kennels, to addressing envelopes for mailings. Several of our partners also have foster volunteer opportunities if you are ready to open your home to a pet who needs a little time away from the shelter.

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