Humane Rescue Alliance

Advocating for animal-friendly communities. Strengthening the animal-human bond.

A D O P T M E !
adoptable cat Rusty

Staff Favorite: Rusty!

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How to Adopt
  • All adoptable animals are viewable online, in real time.
  • All adoption questionnaires are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You are required to meet the animal, outside of the kennel, prior to submitting an adoption questionnaire.
  • Please bring a valid form of photo ID to your counseling session.
  • Children 12 and under who live in the household must meet the animal before an adoption can be finalized.


STEP 1: MEET YOUR ANIMAL


AT AN ADOPTION CENTER

Visit one of our adoption centers, located at 1201 New York Avenue NE and 71 Oglethorpe St NW, where Humane Rescue Alliance staff and volunteers will help you find the perfect match for your home and lifestyle. You are encouraged to bring every person who lives in your home.

IN A FOSTER HOME

Adoptable animals who currently live in a temporary foster home can be found by searching our database online. Using the information located in the particular animal’s online bio, please contact the foster parent to arrange a time and place to meet the animal.


STEP 2: SUBMIT AN ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE, COMPLETE COUNSELING



FOR AN ANIMAL IN AN ADOPTION CENTER

  • Questionnaires must be submitted in person at the adoption center in which the animal resides.
  • Counseling will occur at the time the questionnaire is received. In extenuating circumstances, HRA staff reserve the right to schedule the counseling session for a mutually-convenient time within 24 hours of receipt of questionnaire. 


FOR AN ANIMAL IN A FOSTER HOME

  • Questionnaires may be submitted in person or via email.
    • To schedule counseling at New York Avenue: email adoptNYA@humanerescuealliance.org
    • To schedule counseling at Oglethorpe St NW: email adoptOGL@humanerescuealliance.org
  • Questionnaires are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, including those received via email.
  • For questionnaires received in person, HRA staff reserve the right to schedule counseling at a later time.
  • Email submissions will be confirmed within 24 hours of receipt.
  • All adoption counseling occurs in person, and pick-up of the adopted animal must be scheduled for a time after the counseling session.


ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRES


STEP 3: TAKE YOUR ANIMAL HOME!



FOR AN ANIMAL IN AN ADOPTION CENTER

  • Adoptions are finalized the same day and an adopter must be prepared to leave with his/her adopted animal. Animals will not be placed on hold except in two instances:
    • The animal is in need of spay/neuter — adopter must agree to pick up the animal within 24 hours of spay/neuter date.
    • The adopter requests a dog introduction with a resident dog — dog introduction will be scheduled for a time within 24 hours of receipt of adoption questionnaire.
       
  • Cat carriers and dog leashes for dogs can be purchased for a nominal fee at time of adoption.



FOR AN ANIMAL IN A FOSTER HOME

You and the foster parent will determine a mutually agreed upon time and place for transfer of the animal. Please bring an appropriate means of transporting your animal to your home. Transfer of the animal may only occur after the counseling session has been completed.

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