So, you’d like to adopt a friend for life? To take in a previously homeless 4-footed friend and give it back the kind of life it deserves by providing a warm, loving home can be a very rewarding experience. It truly IS for life and should not be taken lightly or done impulsively. When you adopt a young animal, you are making a 10, 12 or even 15 year commitment.
Thank you for choosing Adopt a Friend for Life to find your new family member! We are happy to assist you in building lifelong friendships, 4 paws at a time!
Please be aware that AFL requires ALL adopters to be at least 21 years of age. Proof of age will be required at time of adoption.
The first step in the adoption process is to fill out the adoption form. This will be automatically forwarded to our Adoption Teams who will carefully review your request. Typically teams respond within 48 hours.
We want the best match possible for the dog or cat, as well as the best fit for your family, many factors are taken into consideration during this process. After the initial contact and determination that the pet might be a good match for your family, the foster home will contact you and arrange a visit so you can interact with the pet in a home atmosphere.
Visitation & Arrangements
If it is determined that you ARE the right fit for the animal, adoption papers will be prepared, arrangements made for you to pay the adoption fee & to pick up your newly adopted pet. If the pet is a kitten or a puppy, you may have to wait until the animal is spayed or neutered.
One of our volunteers will make follow up contact to make sure that the transition is going well and offer assistance if there are any problems.
- These dogs are typically 2 years and older.
- Puppies to be any dog under 2 years old.
- Senior dogs are 7 years and older.
- Adult cats are over 1 year old.
- Kittens are under 1 year old.
- Senior cats are 7 years and older.
All animals deserve a great life.
It is our goal to place a healthy pet into your home. We provide all necessary vet care for the animals while they are housed in our foster homes. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, heartworm test, feline leukemia test and worming. Listed below are the average prices that area vets charge the general public for all the services that are included in our adoption fee.
We do not turn away a possible foster due to health issues. Heartworm-positive dogs and injured and/or wounded pets are regularly taken in, and the fees for caring for these special-needs animals are NEVER passed onto the adoptive family.
With the support of the community, and the partnership of area veterinarians that give rescue groups many services at discounted prices plus active fundraising all year long, we are able to place a pet into your home for a reasonable adoption fee.