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 (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.
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.
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.