Adoption Center

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Animal League America’s Pet Adoption Center offers a wide variety of highly adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens just waiting for responsible, loving homes to call their own. Our shelter features medical examination and grooming areas where newly minted rescue pets are examined and vaccinated by our veterinarians, and bathed and pampered by our grooming team.

We provide adopters with a bright, spacious atrium to become acquainted with their potential companions, and a family waiting room where they can wait while the adoption of their new best friend is finalized.

After selecting a pet, each potential adopter is thoroughly screened to ensure they understand the exciting, yet life-changing commitment a new pet can be.

Puppies (up to 6 months) $350
Adult Dogs (over 6 months) $100
Puppy Mill Rescues (over 6 months) $250
Small Breed & Pure Breeds (over 6 months) $250
Kittens (up to 6 months) $100
Double Kittens $150
Adult Cats (over 6 months) $50
Double Adult Cats $75

Where applicable, a $50 Spay/Neuter deposit is required for kittens, $75 for puppies. Please note that adoption fees at our mobile adoption locations may vary.

Our adoption screening process is designed to ensure that each animal is placed in a responsible, loving home with an adopter who is prepared to make a lifelong commitment. An important part of the adoption process is to match the lifestyle and needs of the adopter with the individual dog or cat being considered. If the screening process occasionally seems overly strict or time-consuming, understand that our first priority is to consider every animal’s best interests.

Although we have a wide variety of breeds, you will almost always find a large selection of mixed-breed animals – pets we call Mutt-i-grees®. Our large selection of Mutt-i-grees® come in a great variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and our counselors will help you find your perfect match.

We always want our adopted pets to have a safe and easy transition from shelter to happy home. Before you come to pick up your new best friend, remember to have the following items on hand to transport your pet:

  • All feline adopters are required to bring an appropriate sized pet carrier to bring their new cat home. If a double adoption, adopters must bring two carriers, or a single carrier large enough to accommodate both cats comfortably. Cats and kittens CANNOT go home without a carrier, and will not be permitted to leave in a carrier that is too small for their size. If adopters do not have one, pet carriers are available for purchase at our Pet Supply Store.

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More than 1,100,000 pet parents have met our high standards and adopted a pet from North Shore Animal League America since our doors opened in 1944 – will you be next?

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