How to Adopt
Your Adoption Counselor will review your application with you and go over how to get your home ready for your new pet. Preparing ahead for the newest arrival helps your pet feel safe and relaxed as it makes the big move from shelter to forever home. This includes making sure you have proof that all your pets are up to date on their rabies shot.
3. After the adoption...we're still here
Adoption Counselors as a Resource
During this adoption process, please feel free to discuss any and all questions you may have with your Adoption Counselor. For a lifelong relationship, AAHS hopes to help make a good match between pet and home, and to provide new adopters with as much information and support as possible. Please consider us a resource before, during, and after adoption.
Pets as Gifts
Because of the lifetime commitment (cats live 15-20 years!) and personal connection involved in adopting an animal, the AAHS does not adopt animals as gifts. However, we do offer gift certificates. Ask a staff member for details.
A Note about Adoption
AAHS's goal is to find permanent, loving homes for the animals in our care. We appreciate your patience while we guide you through the adoption of your next friend for life. Sometimes we may feel it may not be the right time for an adopter to have a new family member, or the match is not right. Please understand different shelters have different policies and another shelter may look at your situation differently.