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Adoption Center Hours

Monday 12 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday 12 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday 12 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM

*Adoption meets stop being signed in 1 hour before close each day. This is to allow proper time for the potential adoption.

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees are used to fund AWA’s lifesaving programs. Fees are non-refundable after adoption is completed.


  • Puppies (Under 6 mo): $425
  • Adult Small/ Toy (under 25 lbs): $400
  • Adult Dogs (6mo+): $300


  • Kittens (under 6mo): $150
  • Cats (6mo+) $100

Small Animals

  • Rabbits $75
  • Guinea Pigs and Rats: $30
  • Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice: $20
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How Does the Adoption Process Work?

We believe in an open, judgement-free adoption process. Our goal is to find the right fit for both you and the animal during your time at AWA. 

1. Visit AWA

Fill out an online application, then come meet AWA's animals and find your favorites.

2. Meet a Pet

Ask an AWA Adoptions Counselor to meet a pet

3. Apply

When you've found the one, fill out an adoption application

4. Review

Talk with your Adoptions Counselor about the animal and how they might fit in with your family

5. Go Home!

Once we've found a good match, you're ready to take home your new best friend!

*Some situations require all humans in the household to meet the animal before adopting. Also, some situations require all dogs in the household to meet the new dog before adopting. If the animal being adopted has yet to be spayed/neutered, then they cannot be taken home until the procedure is completed.

Adoption Guidelines

Part of AWA’s mission is to ensure all animals in our care are found loving homes that are the right match for both their and their future family’s lifestyle.

Therefore, we reserve the right to decline an adoption if we feel the pet is not a match, or the adopter is:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol during visit


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.

Adoption Programs

Best Friends

For adopting bonded pairs
Allows adopters to take home bonded pairs of cats, dogs or rabbits at a reduced adoption fee for the second animal. Both animals must be adopted at the same time, by the same adopter.

Seniors for Seniors

Waived adoption fees to match senior animals and humans
Waives adoption fees to match certain senior pets with adopters ages 60+.
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Pets for Patriots

Matching vulnerable homeless pets with Service veterans
Partnered with Pets for Patriots, Inc., AWA connects last-chance shelter pets with our country’s service members.
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What our Previous Adopters had to Say…

Evelyn D.
Evelyn D.Adopted Tuscan & Kona
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"I loved the process when adoption Tuscan and Kona from start to finish. Particularly, Mariah was very efficient and thorough with all the information she needed.
Wade G.
Wade G.Adopted Miss Pggy
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The adoption process was easy enough to come back after adoptng our first dog, to come back to adopt our second, Miss Piggy.
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