We are open to walk-in traffic Tuesday through Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m.
How to add a new pet to your family
- Visit https://foster.animalfoundation.com/adopt-a-pet/adoption-search to browse adoptable animals and write down a couple of animal ID#s before you arrive.
- Adoptions take place on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in traffic, beginning at 11 a.m.
- When you arrive, you may browse the adoption area for a pet, or if you have an animal in mind, please note the animal ID# and you'll be able to speak with an adoption counselor.
- Please note, patrons sometimes line up before we open to meet a pet, especially during fee-waived adoption events.
- We do not place holds on pets.
- Please do not bring your current pets with you to the shelter. We do not allow in-shelter dog-to-dog introductions. The shelter is a strange and stressful place for most pets and does not provide an accurate indication of how the animals will act in a home environment. The most successful dog-to-dog introductions are properly staged outside the shelter environment. We provide step-by-step instructions on how to properly introduce your new pet to resident pet(s).
Here at The Animal Foundation, our Adoptions Department approaches adopting our homeless pets in need with an open end approach philosophy inspired by the coined term 'Adopters Welcome' by The Humane Society of the United States. Some ways that The Animal Foundation embodies this philosophy is by removing outdated barriers for our community to adopt such as but not limited to:
- No landlord checks/HOA checks
- Apartment and condo friendly
- No house checks
Adoption Counselors are educators first, and we strive to provide proper education on responsible pet ownership rather than turning away the uneducated. We strive to help place more pets in need into loving homes with Adopters Welcome by welcoming all members of our community and eliminating unnecessary barriers that deter adopters come into shelters to adopt.
While we strive for every interested adopter that comes into our organization to adopt, we still do implement our right to deny an adoption if after conversations are had, it does not seem the adoption would be best suitable for the pet and/or adopter and will attempt to find the best course of action applicable to turn around this decision if it is found in the best interest of the adopter/pet.
If you still have questions after viewing our FAQ page, for the quickest reply, please email our adoptions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the adoptions department at 702-955-5901.
Our database is regularly updated throughout the day and contains all of our adoptable pets, including pets with special needs or advanced considerations. Adoptions are on a first-come-first-served basis, so hurry in!Learn More
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