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Our Featured Westbrook, ME Partner:

Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland

P.O. Box 336
Westbrook, ME 04098
(207) 854-9771

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.

Pets at Our Shelter:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Buxton, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, Chebeague Island, Gorham, Gray, Long Island, Portland, Raymond, Scarborough, South Portland, Standish, Westbrook and Windham.

About Our Shelter:

The mission of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) is to provide temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned, confiscated and relinquished animals, and to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes; to work to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals; to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering; to make end-of-life decisions based on safety and animal welfare considerations.

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.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Visit our shelter at 449 Stroudwater St in Westbrook, Maine or online at

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.


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

•Parakeets: $15
•Cockatiels/Lovebirds: $40
•Finches: $5

Small Animals
•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

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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.