Owning a rescue pet is a gift for the pet and a gift for you. You'll know that your adoption changed an animal's life and you'll be reward with wet kisses and loving purrs!
If you are interested in getting to know an APS rescue pet, please complete our "Rescue a Pet" application to get the process rolling! Be sure to list the pet you have in mind on the application (feel free to list two or three if you're undecided).
Click Here for the "Rescue A Pet" Application!
For information about our adoption process, click here.
When adopting a rescue pet (or any pet), it's important to consider what type of pet would best work for your family:
As a rescue group interested in finding the perfect "forever" home for each pet, APS will also consider these questions and can help you in the decision making process. We'll talk to you about:
In addition, we will also ask you about your previous pets. It is important to us that our foster pets go to families who will take care of their needs, including preventive and medical needs.
APS pets are vetted prior to going to their new home. For example, as long as the pet is of age, he or she will be spayed/neutered. The pet will also be up-to-date on shots, be microchipped, and be on other preventative medicines like heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventativ
This answer varies, however, the majority of pets are taken from a local or near-by shelter when their "time runs out". This is one reason it is important for the pets to be in foster homes, where they get daily love and attention. These animals are socialized in the family setting, they are taught manners, potty-training, crate-training, walking on a leash, and more.
Some pets come to us when a family can no longer care for the animal. Sometimes an owner moves to an assisted living facility or passes away. This is one reason to consider an older dog, as his or her life has dramatically changed.