Adoption Process



If you think one of our dogs could be a good fit, come for a visit!

To facilitate social distancing, we are utilizing an appointment system on the weekends. Appointments are available from 9 AM – 12 PM. Please call 757-865-0511 to schedule an appointment. No appointment is necessary during the week.

When you arrive, we will ask you to sign the dog walking waiver and the dog you would like to meet will be retrieved from his/her run. Enjoy a walk in our open field or sit for a spell on one of the many benches throughout our facility. There are also play parks for some off leash fun!


If all goes well and you decide to pursue adoption, you will be asked to complete a pre-adopt. Once your family, including any dogs, have also met with the dog you wish to adopt, your application will be submitted to the Adoption Committee for review. We estimate the pre-adoption process can take up to 14 days or longer.

Please note: AAS is committed to finding the best fit for each of our dogs. For this reason, we will accept multiple applications for a dog. In the case of multiple applications, we will select the applicant that is the best fit based on the needs of the dog.

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



Please submit an Adoption Application below. We require an in-person meeting prior to processing any application – please do not submit an application for a dog that you have not yet met.

Pre Form