Adoption Center Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 12pm- 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm- 5pm
**AWA will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, Dec. 8 for our staff holiday party**
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 856-424-2288
Everything You Need To Know To Find Your New Best Friend
We strive to match people with pets that fit their lifestyles. Part of our mission to take care of the animals means taking the time to find loving and responsible homes.
We have a wide selection of cats, dogs, rabbits, and small animals. If you don't see the pet you're looking for, we encourage you to continue to check regularly.
Due to the number of animals that we receive and find homes for every day, we can not guarantee that specific animals listed on our site will be available when you visit. We can not hold animals via phone, fax, or email. The best way to find a new furry companion is by visiting us in person. After all, you might be about to meet your new best friend!
How Does the Adoption Process Work?
We believe in an open, non-judgmental adoption process. We try to match a person's pet expectations so fewer pets are returned. Under normal conditions the process is:
Come in with your family and look around.
If you see a pet that you like, ask staff to meet the pet (if the pet is available to be taken out).
Complete the adoption questionnaire.
Review the information we have on file about the pet and his/her past experience.
Finish the process by having a conversation with our adoption staff.
Following these steps, we can put a hold on a pet for 24 hours if you need time to think about the decision or to prepare your home.
Most of our pets can go home the same day.
- -Sometimes we need to have the entire household meet the pet.
-Usually, if a dog is going into a home with another dog, they will need to meet each other prior to adoption.
-If the pet is not yet spayed or neutered, he or she will have to be fixed prior to adoption.
*Please note that all animal meets will stop being conducted a half hour before we close daily.
Click here for list of what is included with fee for dogs or cats.
Puppies six months and younger: $250.00
Small and Toy-sized dogs (all ages): $180.00
Dogs older than six months: $175.00
View our dogs for adoption
Kittens six months and younger: $95.00
Cats older than six months: $65.00
View our cats for adoption
Ferrets and Chinchillas: $50
Guinea Pigs and Rats: $15
Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice: $10
View our rabbits and small animals for adoption
We will not adopt a pet to anyone under the age of 18.
We will not adopt to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We reserve the right not to place a pet in a home based on the information we have or if we feel the pet is not a match for the person's lifestyle.
AWA may reduce or waive adoption fees for a variety of reasons: Too many cats or kittens in the building, older and special needs pets that have a harder time finding homes, etc. From time to time, we run adoption promotions.
can't buy me love Program
The Can't Buy Me Love adoption program was introduced to help find homes for animals with certain age, health or behavior challenges by waiving their adoption fees. This program allows adopters to devote more resources to training or medical care for the pets who need some extra special attention or extra support to transition into their new homes.
Best Friends Program
The Best Friends program allows adopters to take home two best friends for a reduced adoption fee! When you adopt a cat of any age, you can bring home a "Best Friend" (cats 1 year and older only) for just $25. Both cats must be adopted at the same time, by the same person, and deemed to be compatible with each other by adoption staff.
Animal Welfare Association has partnered with Pets for Patriots, Inc., a not-for-profit that connects shelter pets with our country's loyal service men and women, to increase the adoption of adult and other at-risk homeless pets by veteran and service members of the United States military. More info here.
AWA is a participating shelter in the Camden County adoption program, Pets for Vets. This program is open to active military, reservists or veterans who are residents of Camden County and waives adoption fees on certain pets to share the joy of the human-animal bond between shelter pets and veterans. More info here.
The Seniors for Seniors adoption program brings together senior pets and senior citizens to enjoy the human-animal bond. The companionship of a pet can improve both health and quality of life for people, and the quiet home of a senior is often a perfect match for a gentle, calm senior pet. Senior citizens who have at least 60 years of life experience and who are residents of Camden County are eligible for a fee-waived adoption of certain older pets. More info here.
Please call our Adoption Center for more information about any of these programs: 856-424-2288