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No-Kill Shelter


Our Shelter is a no-kill shelter.  For this reason many people want to bring their animals to us because they view us as a safe alternative to the traditional shelter. We are a limited intake shelter, meaning we focus on pulling animals from high-kill shelters and placing 
them for adoption. However, we want to help as many people and animals 
as possible so we try to help owners in need of surrendering their pets to
 keep more animals out of kill shelters. 
State law prohibits rescues from taking in strays - all strays 
and found animals must go to the local animal control agency. 

Need to Re-home a Pet?

We understand that surrendering your pet is one of the most difficult decisions you've ever had to make. The anxiety over whether it was a good decision or not can be overwhelming at times, and it's for that reason that we would like to offer some help.  Think about why you want to re-home your pet.

  • Is there a behavioral problem? offers a wealth of knowledge and videos to help with common dog and cat problems that, with patience, can be fixed.
  • Is there a financial problem? AAHS provides free pet food to families that are struggling through our Food Bowl Program.

Surrendering a pet is never an easy decision. But if you find you must part ways with your pet, you do have options. Notify trusted friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers that you need to find a new home for your pet. More often than not, this type of networking can have very positive results. Plus, you may even get to visit on occasion if you find your pet a new home within your social network!

If you have an animal that you wish to surrender and rehome, you will need to contact your local animal control or you can visit