For Adopters: How to contact a shelter or rescue

The website Adopt-a-Pet.com is a listing service used by 15,500 shelters and rescues across North America to promote their pets for adoption to potential adopters. We are not a shelter or rescue ourselves. We can not answer questions about the pets listed on our site. If you are interested in a pet you see, please contact the shelter and rescue directly: 

1. Search for a pet at http://www.adoptapet.com
 
2. Click on the small photo of the pet.

3. Read the pet's description/story. Sometimes instructions for contacting the foster, rescue, or shelter are explained in the pet's story.

4. Scroll down to read that pet's Adoption Process. Each shelter or rescue has a different process. Some will have you visit their shelter during open hours, others may request you fill out an application even before you ask any questions, so they can better answer you.

5. If you still need to ask a question about the pet, click the Ask About Me button. If it looks like this green button below, a form will open up so you email them a message: 

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If the pet's button looks like this below with the PHONE icon:
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You will NOT see a form, but instead clicking will scroll you down to that pet's
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section, which is below the pet's description. There you can see either a phone, email address, or both so you can call or email the shelter or rescue directly! Many rescues are run by volunteers, so it may take a few days to get back to you.
 
While you wait to hear back, see if there's a SHELTER near you to visit right away!
 
Search here: https://www.adoptapet.com/animal-shelters
 
1. Look for the results that say Shelter
2. click More under that shelter
3. Scroll down to see if they have visiting hours in their Go Meet Their Pets
   or visit their website to see if they have visiting hours.
 
 
Thank you!

 

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    marlene

    Yes, I am still waiting for a response for  Cookie     #29261.  I immediately replied 

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    marlene

    Yes, I am still waiting for a response for  Cookie     #29261.  I immediately replied 

    To their email.  No answer 2 days later.   Disappointment

     

     

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