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Adopting a Pet from Animal Rescue of Crosby County

We’re so pleased that you’ve chosen to adopt your new best friend from Animal Rescue of Crosby County! Please take the time to review the information below before completing the adoption Application. It will help you to make an informed decision for your household. After all, a pet can be your companion for up to 20 years.  

Your New Pet:

All adoptable pets at ARCC have already been spayed or neutered, as well as micro-chipped and dewormed. They are current on vaccinations and other necessary medical 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. It is important to us here at ARCC that our rescues find the right homes.  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 friendly 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 & 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!

ARCC cannot guarantee that 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:

Adoption fees are charged to help us offset some of our costs for caring for the many animals that will pass through our doors each year. They help us to ensure that animals are in good health, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and loved. Fees to adopt individual pets can vary by the type of animal, age, & adoption location. In general, dog adoption fees range from $125 – $150. The vast majority of dogs have an adoption fee of $150. Cat adoption fees can range from a donation to $60 - $125 and small animals/reptiles are $25 to $75.  We may offer specials or discounts at special events, or on occassion 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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