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Animal Refuge League
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.
P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, ME 04098
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Buxton, Cape Elizabeth, Chebeaque, Gorham, Gray, Limerick, Limington, Long Island, Portland, Pownal, Raymond, Scarborough, South Portland, Standish, Westbrook, Windham
About Our Shelter:Our mission is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. The Animal Refuge League also works to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals and to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering.
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARL) is a private nonprofit animal shelter established in 1911. The vast majority of our funding is made through the generosity of the general public. Every year, we take in more than 4,000 stray, abandoned or owner surrendered animals.
Come Meet our Pets:Visit our shelter at 449 Stroudwater St in Westbrook, ME or at one of our many community events. To find an event near you go to: http://www.arlgp.org/events/.
Our Adoption Process:All applicants must:
-be 18 years of age or older
-provide identification showing a current address
-have the knowledge and consent of your landlord and all other members of your household
-be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet
-complete an adoption survey
-be willing to spend some time answering questions and working with our adoption staff in order to determine an appropriate match for your lifestyle and experience
-sign an adoption contract at the time of adoption.
The Animal Refuge League reserves the right to reject any application.
The fees for puppy and dog adoptions are:
-Puppies aged <1 year $200
-Dogs aged 1-9 years$150
-Dogs aged 10 years and older $75
-Greyhounds & Transport dogs $250.00
This fee covers the following: spaying or neutering, heartworm/lyme/erlichiosis/anaplasmosis test (dogs over 6 months), distemper vaccination, rabies vaccination (dogs over 16 weeks), basic worming, leash, collar and tag, certificate for a free exam at a participating area veterinarian
The fees for kitten and cat adoptions are:
-Kittens aged <1 year $125
-Cats aged 1-9 years $75
-Cats > 9 years $25
-Special Needs Cats $25
This fee covers the following: spaying or neutering, feline Leukemia/FIV test, rabies vaccination (cats over 16 weeks), distemper vaccination, basic worming, ear mite treatment (if necessary), carrying Case, collar and tag, certificate for a free exam at a participating area veterinarian
The fee for rabbit adoptions is $35, and includes spay or neuter surgery.
The fee for guinea pig adoptions is $20. All other small animal adoptions are $5 each.
The fee for ferret adoptions is $50 and includes spay or neuter surgery.
The fee for parakeet adoptions is $10 for a single or $15 for a pair who must remain together. The fee for cockatiel adoptions is $40 a single or $60 for a pair who must remain together. Other fees vary by species.