Ready to adopt your new best friend?
Thank you for considering adoption of a shelter animal. There are so many homeless pets waiting for a forever home, and every person that chooses adoption helps to make their dreams come true. Falling in love with a pet is easy and pet ownership is very rewarding; but bringing a pet home is a big decision. Dogs and cats require a lot of time, money, and commitment. Al-Van is excited you are considering adding a shelter pet to your family. We will gladly help you find the pet that is the best fit for your lifestyle and home – that’s our job, and we love it!
At Al-Van, the adoption process starts by you completing an adoption application. Talking with our staff regarding your wants and needs, discussing any other pets you may already have in the home, and assuring your living arrangement allows for the type of pet you are looking for, is all a part of the adoption process. There is plenty of space to meet our adoptable animals at our adoption center. If you don’t find the perfect match at first, please check back as we receive new animals to the shelter regularly.
All applications require vet checks of other animals who live in the home, and landlord confirmation if the animal will be living in a rented home. Applications are processed in the order they are received.
Viewing dogs in person requires an approved application. In order to reduce kennel stress, we do not have the public tour the dog kennels. Once your application is approved, we will happily introduce you to the dogs in which you are interested in a meet and greet. All members of the family who will be living with the dog must be present, including children; we want to ensure the best fit for everyone!
*An approved application does not reserve the animal*
We do not hold any animals. All adoptions (excluding legacy animals) are "first come, first served" to those with approved applications.
Please specify name of animal in which you are interested.
All adoption fees include spay/neuter of animal, microchip, and vaccinations
Puppies - $250
Small Dogs 8mo and up - $175
Dogs 8mo and up - $150
Senior Medium/Large Dogs 7 years and up- $75
*Legacy Dogs- Varies
*High demand types of dogs will be set with a higher adoption fee. These adoption fees leave a legacy behind to financially support the other animals in the shelter that require extensive medical care. Adoptive homes for Legacy Dogs are chosen on a best-fit basis.
Kittens - $85
Cats 8mo and up- $45
Senior Cats 7 years and up - $10
Cats that have been at Al-Van for 1 year or longer- $10
We accept all major credit cards. Please, no cash or
check payments for adoptions.
Foster - to - Adopt
Interested in adopting a pet but have concerned about finding the perfect fit? Consider Foster-to-Adopt!
This two-week trial adoption for eligible pets can help you be sure you're making the best choice in a new companion.
Foster-to-Adopt animals are chosen at the discretion of the staff and not all available pets may be eligible.
Ask our staff for more information about our Foster-to-Adopt Program!
Things to consider when adopting a new pet.
Why do you want a pet?
It's amazing how many people don't ask themselves this simple question. Adopting a pet just because it's "the thing to do" or the children have been wanting a puppy can be a mistake. A pet is a long commitment - 10, 15, or even 20 years.