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.
NAFA has no shelter. All animals are kept in foster homes to help promote mental and physical health. Volunteers give their time, supplies and love, but receive no monetary compensation. All donations are used for the direct care of the animals.
ASH - Animal Safe Harbor for pets in domestic violence; RAID - Rescuing Animals in Distress for abuse investigation; PATS - Pet Assistance to Seniors in conjunction with Area Agency on Againg; NAFA ARK - Arkansans Reduce Killing - providing low cost spay/neuter; monthly Low Cost Vaccination Clinics; Paw Patrol - Youth Education Programs; AID - Animals in Disaster; Animeals - Animal Food Bank; Juvenile Detention Vistitation; Trap-Neuter-Relocate; Monthly Animal Events; Court Advocacy for Animals; Public and Professional Seminars for Animal related issues; free behavior assessment and training recommendations
The procedure for adoption is …
Visit our pet adoption and meet the puppy. Complete a potential home questionnaire. Complete an Interview with the director. Not everyone who applies to adopt an animal is a good match.
If after those step you and the director agree that your home and the dog are a good match, a bandanna is placed on the dog and you complete the adoption with our adoption counselor.
The puppy has received the first set of vaccinations, deworming and is on heartworm preventative. Adult dogs are current on vaccinations, heartworm negative and on heartworm preventative.
All pets adopted from NAFA are microchipped and registered to your name and address.
We provide a bag of food of the type food the puppy has been eating, along with stress vitamins to help with the transition from the foster home and its litter mates to you.
We provide a reward tag for the dog to wear just in case it gets lost, someone will call for the reward and we can get the pet back to you.
All pets are covered by 30 days shelter care insurance.
The adoption contract you sign has 19 items of importance, the top four state that you agree to:
Come back the next Saturday after adoption to bring paperwork showing you have had the dog to the vet for its next set of vaccinations. (This can be done by fax if you live more than 1.5 hours away from Jonesboro)
Have the puppy spayed/neutered before it is 5 months of age and provide proof of this. Most adults are already altered unless our veterinarian suggests waiting for 30 to 60 days. Your adoption is not complete until proof of spay/neuter is received.
Take the pet to your veterinarian for the next set of vaccinations and to purchase heartworm preventative the Tuesday after you adopt.
Come back the fifth or sixth Saturday after adoption for a final check-in and mini training session. This is mandatory unless you live more than 2 hours away. Then it can be done by email or telephone.
Return the dog to NAFA should circumstances change and you are not able to keep the dog.
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.