Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We also work very hard in our community and other venues educating the public to the horrors of puppy mills, the tragedy of pet over-population, the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We do this by dissemanating literature at our adoptions, by sometimes setting up peaceful public demonstrations, and at times speaking with schools, and other community organizations.
We make ourselves available to the public to answer pet questions and referring them to various sources for help in pet-related areas.
We take any of our adoptees back for whatever reason, if problems develop because we are committed to them for the rest of their lives once they become one of ARV's pets.
We have one fund raiser a year, our annual Wag 'n Walk in September, in order to help us maintain the level of quality care we give our pets. Check our website for updated information on our event.
And we do all of this because we are passionate about our mission and the plight of the homeless, abandoned animals that have fallen victim to the uncaring people who don't see these loving creatures as possessing feeling. Our volunteers are fosters, devoting their time, 24/7. Most are long-time volunteers, who have spent hours bottle feeding and medicating unweaned puppies and kittens, seen their homes turned into medical facilities with volunteers coming in to help around the clock. We are an awesome, dedicated bunch of animal lovers who want to help these pets who otherwise have no voice to be their advocates.
Please email ahead to make sure a particular pet will be at adoptions.
We have an application, an interview process, home visits prior to adoption, and follow-up post adoption, plus a contract. Adopters must maintain our group I.D. tags plus a tag with their own identifying information on their pets at all times, including cats. No cats are adopted to homes where they are permitted outside. Our adopters receive a "go-home folder" containing all the pet's medical information as we know it, helpful tips on training, a DVD for pet training/care, a list of vets we use, information about us, and a gift of Missing Link supplement that we like our pets to be fed.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.