Adoption Process

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Want to Adopt a Cat or Dog? Here is the process!

​2)  Do the meet and greet*

  • For Dog/Puppy Requests Only:
    • Adoptions are not on a first come, first serve basis
      • Initial interview conducted
      • Meet with the dog/puppy and family
      • Meet with any other dogs in the home 2x’s (Completed on neutral ground AND in the home)
      • Home Check completed
      • Adoption decision made (move to step 3)

3)  Fill out the adoption contract

4)  Pay the adoption fee:
~Donations for Dogs: $200 over 12 months & Puppies: $350
~Donations for Cats: $150 over 12 months; Kittens under 12 months: $175

We take cash, checks, PayPal, Venmo, and credit cards for adoption fees. Credit Cards and PayPal transactions will be subjected to a $5 processing fee in addition to the adoption fee (April 12, 2016)

5)  After a few weeks AZ CARE will send the microchip transfer from Found Animals to the adopter’s email address on file.

​6)  Adoption is finalized!

Special Note: If the adoption does not work out for any reason the animal must be returned to AZ CARE. They cannot be rehomed, sold, given to anyone else or surrendered to another rescue or shelter.

Have an animal you are interested in? Submit a Meet and Greet Request!