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Our Featured Elyria, OH Partner:

Friendship APL of Lorain County

8303 Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 322-4321

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:

Friendship APL receives no government funding. We depend on the generosity and financial support of friends and neighbors, and on various fundraisers, to serve the people and animals of Lorain County and the surrounding area.

About Our Shelter:

Friendship APL is a private, independent, non-profit [501(c)(3)] humane society founded in Elyria, Ohio in 1957. We own and operate the largest animal shelter in Lorain County. Our members incorporated on August 30, 1957 as the Lorain County Animal Protective League. We changed our name to Friendship Animal Protective League on October 30, 2005.

Donate to Our Shelter...

If you wish to donate by mail, please send your donation along with your name, address, city and state, to our address: Friendship Animal Protective League 8303 Murray Ridge Road Elyria, OH 44035-4746

Come Meet our Pets:

Business/Adoption Hours

Monday 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday 11:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Friday 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sunday 11:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Our Adoption Process:

Adoption Fees

Adoptable Cats
Kittens (Less than 1 year): $40
Cats (1 year and older): $10
Please fill out our: Pet Adoption Questionnaire

Adoptable Dogs
Puppies (Less than 7 months): $200
Dogs (7 months to 7 years): $100
Small Dogs (20 pounds or less): $150
Senior Dogs (8 years and older): $50
Please fill out our: Pet Adoption Questionnaire
Adoptable Small Animals
Rabbits & Ferrets: $15
Guinea Pigs & Hamsters: $10

Adoptions are made with the best interest of the pets in mind. We attempt to match the right person with the right pet. If you have kids and/or another dog in your family and are interested in adopting a Friendship dog please bring them with you for a meet and greet. No meet and greets are required for cats. No appointment is necessary. Stop by anytime during regular business hours. All pets placed for adoption receive a veterinary examination, their first set of shots, are dewormed and are spayed/neutered. Cats are feline leukemia tested. All cats and dogs over 3 months of age are micro-chipped.

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.