Adopting an animal at the APF is a simple process.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers will help you find the perfect match. Browse the animals online first, or just stop in during our shelter hours.

Your first step to adopting a pet is to complete an adoption questionnaire. These are available at the shelter or you may download one here.


Adoption questionnaireLearn about our adoption fees.

A few things to know:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt without a parent or guardian.
  • Bring a form of identification with current address, such as a driver’s license.
  • Once a staff member has reviewed your adopter questionnaire, you can spend some time with the animals.
  • Pets are an important part of the family, so if at all possible, all family members should be part of the process. If you are looking to add an additional dog, we ask you to bring your dog to the shelter to meet the new canine companion. This may require a second visit and we encourage you to schedule a time for a dog-to-dog meeting.
  • Complete the adoption process by reviewing and signing the adoption agreement, which details the care you will need to provide for your new pet.
  • You will receive important medical and training information about your new pet. You are always welcome and encouraged to contact us at any time should you have any questions. 

What if I don’t find the right pet for me?


Once you have submitted an adopter questionnaire, it will be kept on file for six months. You can come back whenever you are ready to adopt. Give us a call or check our website regularly for new pets.

You can also search online for pets available at other area organizations at Petfinder.