Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) is a private nonprofit animal shelter established in 1911. Every year, we take in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered animals.
ARLGP ADOPTION FEES:
Dogs & Puppies
•Puppies up to 6 months: $300
•Puppies 6 months up to 12 months: $250
•Dogs 1 year up to 5 years: $200
•Dogs 5 years up to 10 years: $150
•Dogs 10+ years or special needs: donation
•All transport dogs: $350
Cats & Kittens
•Kittens 8 weeks up to 12 weeks: $175 individual, $300 pair
•Transport kittens (out-of-state) 8 weeks up to 12 weeks: $200 individual, $350 pair
•Kittens 12 weeks up to 6 months: $125 individual, $200 pair
•Cats 1 year up to 7 years: $65
•Cats 7 years up to 12 years: $45
•Cats 12+ years and special needs: donation
•Rabbits: $40 individual, $60 pair
•Ferrets: $55 individual, $100 pair
•Guinea Pigs: $20 individual, $30 pair
•Rodents: $10 each
•Male rats: $25 individual, $35 pair
•Female rats: $40 individual, $50 pair
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, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.