Animal welfare League adopted out over 1000 pets in 2023!



The Adoption Process

Step 1 

Get excited! You’re about to add a new member to the family! Think about what pet personality best suits you and your family. Are you looking for a hiking buddy or a couch potato? How much time can you commit to training, play, and exercise? Be honest and thoughtful with yourself and your family. Chat with our adoption staff about what pet best suits your lifestyle. We’re here to help you find the perfect fit!

Step 2 

View adoptable pets on our website to see which pets are available for adoption. Visit with adoptable pets during our walk-in hours 1-5pm Tuesday-Saturday. Appointments to meet with animals may be made earlier in the day Tuesday-Saturday with an approved application.

  • For kittens and puppies six months old and younger an application and processing fee must be submitted prior to meeting with adoptable pets.

Step 3 

Once you have chosen a pet you’d like to adopt, fill out the adoption application in person at the shelter or click the link below to download our application online.

Step 4 

Pay the $5 application processing fee in person, by phone, or through our PayPal.

  • $5 fee counts toward adoption fee upon completion of adoption
  • See below for more information

Step 5 

Our adoption staff will review your application and be in touch with you about your next steps. Applications are honored chronologically on a first come first serve basis.

  • If you have another dog a meet and greet with your chosen adoptable dog will be arranged once your application is approved.
  • Our adoption staff will discuss foster to adopt options for eligible dogs.

Step 6 

Get ready to welcome your new family member. AWL staff are here to support and advise you as your new buddy settles in. Congratulations on adopting your new fur-ever friend!

  • Please note that all cats, pocket pets, and birds must be securely contained in a carrier upon adoption. You may purchase a $5 cardboard carrier from the shelter at the time of adoption.


Download Adoption Application

A $5 administration fee is required to begin processing your application. You may pay online via PayPal, by phone during normal business hours, or in person during adoption walk-in hours.

Pay Processing fee with PayPal

**If paying fee via PayPal, state the reason for your donation as “Application” followed by your first and last name**

To pay over the phone or for more information please call 330.539.5300 or email [email protected]


Click to view our current adoptables:

Adoption Fee Includes:

  • Common vaccinations
  • Started on deworming process
  • Dogs: heartworm tested
    • Up to date on heartworm prevention if negative
    • Started heartworm treatment if positive
  • Cats: FeLV/FIV tested
  • Flea/tick preventative
  • Spay/neuter for all cats, dogs, rabbits, & ferrets
  • Microchip registered to adopter
  • Any veterinary care provided during rehabilitation at the shelter

Adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time.

Adoption Fees:

  • Puppies under 6 months old: $250
  • Dogs under 20 pounds: $200
  • Dogs 21 pounds and over: $125
  • Senior dogs over 7 years old: $90
  • Kittens under 6 months old: $85
  • Cats over 6 months old: $65
  • Rabbits: $35
  • Guinea Pigs: $10
  • Call for prices on pocket pets and exotics.