How to Adopt

Our goal is to ensure that your new four-legged friend arrives fully equipped with all the skills necessary to make a successful adjustment to their new home and family life. The adoption process begins with an application form and concludes after the successful completion of a two week trial period designed to ensure a smooth transition for the animal and the new adopter.

Step 1: Search our adoptable animals

Browse our animals on our website, Petfinder, Facebook or visit the AAC to meet them in person.

Step 2: Fill out an application

Dog ApplicationCat Application

Step 3: Adoption Requirements

  • Our dog adoption fee is $175 and the cat adoption fee is $80
  • Potential adopters are required to foster for at least one night. Once your application is reviewed and approved we move forward with the adoption! We honor a two-week trial period to make sure your new pet fits in well with your family and lifestyle.
  • If during the trial period you find that the animal is not a suitable match the adoption fee will be refunded.
  • Any animal adopted from the AAC is always welcomed back if for any reason you can no longer care for him or her at any point in their life.
  • Adopters must be at least 24 years old to adopt a cat or dog. If you are under the age of 24 you may be approved on a case by case basis if you have a co-signer that is older than 24 and can accept responsibility if something happens.
  • Adopters who rent their home must have landlord approval in order to adopt.
  • We welcome out of area adopters, however we require prospective adopters to visit our facility and spend at least one night with the animal.

Step 4: Congratulations! You are the new mom or dad to a fur-baby!

Seniors for Seniors

The Animal Adoption Center launched the Seniors for Seniors adoption program in 2019. It was developed to help senior humans rediscover the joys of having a cat or dog in their lives, and the program places senior cats and dogs (typically over 7 years of age) with senior citizens who are 65 years of age or older.

The Animal Adoption Centers’ expert matchmakers will help you select a companion who fits into your lifestyle and housing situation at a reduced adoption rate of $50 for dogs and $15 for cats. If you are interested in adopting a senior animal, please call us at 307.739.1881 or email us at adopt@animaladoptioncenter.org. You are more than welcome to fill out a dog adoption application or cat adoption application and we can keep our eye out for a great fit.

Benefits of adopting

  • Research tells us that companion animals, such as cats and dogs, can help improve our physical and mental health. By adopting and spending time with an animal friend, you can experience the benefits of lowered stress levels and blood pressure.
  • Cats and dogs provide friendship for lonely individuals, and open opportunities for interacting with others which an older person may miss if family is far away.
  • The company of a beloved pet has been proven to reduce depression.
  • The quiet and doting home of a senior citizen is the perfect match for an older animal looking for a new home.
  • Senior animals are often gentler, calmer companionship, and often are already trained.

PetFinder Listings

Basil
BasilBasil
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Basil, 16 weeks old, male, DSH Tabby My name is Basil and I am a young kitten that is healthy... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Oregano
OreganoOregano
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Oregano, 16 weeks old, male, DSH Black My name is Oregano and I am a young kitten that is healthy... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Ansel
AnselAnselAnsel
  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Goya
GoyaGoyaGoya
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Frida
FridaFridaFrida
  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Banksy
BanksyBanksyBanksyBanksyBanksy
  • Mixed Breed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Picasso
PicassoPicassoPicasso
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Hannah
HannahHannah
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Hannah, 12 weeks old, female, DSH Black & White Tuxedo My name is Hannah and I am a young kitten... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
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Maybe ***COURTESY LISTING***Maybe ***COURTESY LISTING***Maybe ***COURTESY LISTING***Maybe ***COURTESY LISTING***Maybe ***COURTESY LISTING***
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THIS ANIMAL IS A COURTESY LISTING AND IS NOT A PART OF THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER PROGRAM. PLEASE USE THE... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Turkey
Turkey
  • Mixed Breed, Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato
  • Mixed Breed, Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Baby, Female, Medium
Pickles
Pickles
  • Chihuahua, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Senior, Male, Small
Jude
Jude
  • Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Nori
Nori
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Nori, 2 years old, female, Domestic Short Hair Calico My name is Nori and I have traveled a long way... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Poof
PoofPoofPoofPoof
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Poof, 1.5 years old, male, Domestic Short Hair My name is Poof and I have traveled a long way to... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Mallie
MallieMallieMallie
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Mallie, 1.5 years old, female, Domestic Short Hair My name is Mallie and I have traveled a long way to... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Boots
BootsBoots
  • Domestic Medium Hair, Siamese, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs

**MEDICAL CASE** Boots, 10+ years old, male, Domestic Medium Hair My name is Boots and I am an older gentlemen... View full description »

Senior, Male, Large
Marge
MargeMargeMargeMargeMargeMarge
  • Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Tony Hawk, 2 years old, male, DSH Orange Tabby My name is Tony Hawk and I am a young cat... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Cosmo
Cosmo
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Cosmo, 7 month old, male, DSH Tabby My name is Cosmo and I am a young cat that was found... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Kit Kat
Kit KatKit KatKit KatKit KatKit Kat
  • Terrier, Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Jenny
Jenny
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Jenny 10 year old female Domestic Short Hair Jenny is a senior gal who is ready to find a loving... View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
Sweet Tarts
Sweet TartsSweet TartsSweet Tarts
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Sweet Tarts 1.5 year old female Domestic Short Hair Sweet Tarts was transferred from Best Friends Salt Lake. Like her... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Madre
Madre
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Madre 1.5 year old female Domestic Short Hair Madre was transferred from Best Friends Salt Lake. Madre is such a... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Martini
MartiniMartiniMartiniMartini
  • Domestic Short Hair, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Martini 2 year old female Domestic Short Hair Martini was transferred from Best Friends Salt Lake and is ready to... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
Chicken
ChickenChickenChicken
  • Mixed Breed, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

THE AAC IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To set up a meet and greet, please fill out a dog adoption... View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Arwen
Arwen
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

-For more info on this pet, to fill out an adoption application, and find out who we are and more... View full description »

Adult, Female, Large
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