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Adoption Center Hours

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

* Adoption meets cannot be started within an hour of closing time 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.


  • Adult Dogs: $300
  • Puppies (Under 6 mo): $425
  • Small/ Toy Dogs (over 6 mo, under 20 lbs): $400


  • Adult Cats $95
  • Kittens (under 6mo): $150

Small Animals

  • Rabbits and Chinchillas $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

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 members of a household to meet the pet in person. Usually, any dogs already in the home will need to come in as well. If the pet being adopted has yet to be spayed/ neutered, 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.

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