We hope you find your new best friend with us

We know you are excited to check out all of the great dogs that we have.  Below is some important information about how AAS handles adoptions.

Please take a minute to review “Adopting with AAS” below.

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Adopting with AAS

Animal Aid Society is on a mission to help homeless dogs find their happily ever after. In order to successfully do that, we have developed the following policies and protocols. Click the + on the right to learn more about each.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fee for puppy/adult dogs is $280.00.
Adoption fee for senior dogs is $140.00.

Dogs qualify as a senior based on their stature/weight and age. The scale below shows the age at which a dog attains “senior” designation:

0-20 lbs: 11 years
21-50: 10 years
51-90: 8 years
91+: 7 years

Our adoption process can take three days or more

As a volunteer-run organization, we do our absolute best to process applications in a timely manner. We want to get dogs placed!

We kindly ask that you  notify references to expect a call from us. This generally is the biggest cause for delay: waiting on return phone calls from vets and personal references.

We observe a 40 mile adoption radius

In order to facilitate post adoption follow up, we currently adopt out within the 7 cities/within a 40 miles radius.

We will consider requests outside of the 40 mile radius on a case-by-case basis.

Everyone in a household (including other pups!) need to be introduced

Surprises can be good – but not necessarily when adopting a pet. In order to make sure everyone is in the loop and will get along, we require that all people and dogs living in the residence meet prior to approval. Any dogs being brought for an introduction will need to be up to date on: rabies, distemper, bordetella, heartworm and flea prevention.

We’re all about making a good match

We will accept up to four pre-adopt applications per dog and an approval decision will be made based on compatibility.

Example: if a dog is very introverted and does well with other dogs, we may opt to place them with an adopter that has another dog to keep them company over an adopter that does not have other dogs.

Inversely – if a dog is possessive over toys, we would likely opt for placement as an only dog vs. living with a K9 pal.

100% Transparency

Anything we know – you’ll know.

Here’s the deal: Our goal is to find permanent  placement for our dogs. We believe this will only really happen if we share everything we know about a dog’s temperament, personality, health and disposition with prospective adopters. Having candid conversations about lifestyle and what-ifs? is another way to help determine if any AAS dog you may be interested in will be a good fit for you.