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Adopting a Pet from ARCC


Thank you for choosing to adopt your new BFF from Animal Rescue of Crosby County. Take a moment to review the information below before completing the Adoption Application.  


Your New Pet

All adoptable pets at ARCC have already been spayed or neutered, as well as microchipped and dewormed. They are current on vaccinations and other necessary vet care. While all animals have been thoroughly checked by our veterinarians, we cannot guarantee the health of any animal.


Adoption Process

Our application process helps us determine which animal will best suit your lifestyle, wants, and needs. We consider all apsects when placing our rescues, including an animal’s temperament, activity level, and the animal’s socialization with other animals and people. We will work with you to make sure the dog or cat you choose is the best fit for you and your home.  

When you are ready to adopt a new friend, we'll ask you to complete our screening process, which ensures safe and successful adoptions.

  1. Fill out an application for the pet you are interested in at our website.  

  2. We'll have a brief conversation with you to determine your needs and preferences, find out about your daily schedule, and talk about your previous experience with pets.

  3. If applicable, we'll call your veterinarian to ensure that previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for.

  4. For renters, we'll check with your landlord to ensure that dogs are permitted and that the dog that you're adopting wouldn't violate any size or breed restrictions.

  5. In addition, if you plan to adopt a dog and already have a canine family member, we recommend setting up a meet and greet to see if the dogs are going to get along.

  6. Lastly, we'll visit your home to see the environment where the dog will live and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity for you to get valuable input on how to integrate your new pet into your home.

This process typically takes less than a week and then you are ready to take your new family member home!

Adoption Disclosures

  • ARCC cannot guarantee the pet you are interested in adopting or will submit an application to adopt will be available upon completion and approval of your application. 

  • We process applications on a first come first served basis but we do NOT place our dogs based on this system.

  • We reserve the right to deny any application at our discretion.  

  • We do not limit adoptions to any particular geographic area and, in most cases, you can leave with your new best friend the same day you visit us!

Adoption Fees

Fees to adopt individual pets can vary by the type of animal, age, and adoption location.


Dog Adoption Fee $200.00

Cat Adoption Fee $65.00

Foster-to-Adopt Fee $75.00 and only applies to puppies that are not old enough to spay and neuter during intake. 


Sometimes we offer specials or discounts at events or may waive adoption fees in lieu of a donation.


Adoption specials at our shelter will be posted on our social media pages.

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