Adopt a Pet

Adoption Process

The following outlines the process for adopting a pet through ARC:

  • Fill out and submit Adoption Application to ARC. Please remember an application DOES NOT guarantee adoption. ARC may take several applications for each pet. It is not a first come- first serve basis. Each pet has it's own personality and needs and ARC is working to find the best fit for the animal.

  • Applicants will meet pet they are interested in adopting. 

  • After applicant is approved, arrangement for adoption will be made. This includes signing the ARC contract.

Typical Adoption Fees

Dogs $100 - $200
Cats $75

Adoption fees may be higher for some breeds.

A note from Animal Rescue of Carroll, Inc board of directors:

ARC board reserves the right to change the adoption fees on a case by case basis for dogs or cats, due to age, healthy, breed, or length of stay in the shelter.

What's included in the adoption fee?

The dog/cat adoption fee covers the cost of spaying/neutering, vaccinations, preventative testing, and a microchip. It will also help cover any additional vet work that may be required if an animal is injured or sick when entering rescue.

Vet work for dogs includes:

Spay/Neuter Surgery
Vaccinations: distemper combo, kennel cough, rabies
Heartworm check
Flea Preventative
Microchip

Vet work for cats includes:

Spay/Neuter Surgery
Vaccinations: distemper combo, rabies
FELV/ FIV testing
Flea Preventative
Microchip

**No animal is ever adopted without being spayed/neutered. We strive to do our part to fight pet over population.

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