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

Cricket
Cricket
  • 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 »

Young, Female, Small
Beetle
Beetle
  • 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
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
  • German Shepherd Dog, 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, Large
Bumble
Bumble
  • 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
Ladybug
Ladybug
  • 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 »

Adult, Female, Medium
Mantis
Mantis
  • 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, Male, Small
Bacon (Left), Gritz (Right)
Bacon (Left), Gritz (Right)
  • Collie
  • 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
Frittata
FrittataFrittataFrittata
  • Collie, 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
Maple
MapleMaple
  • Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers 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, Female, Medium
Magic Mike
Magic MikeMagic MikeMagic Mike
  • Pit Bull Terrier, 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, 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
Little Pine
Little PineLittle PineLittle PineLittle Pine
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Little Pine 3 year old male Domestic Short Hair Little Pine was transferred from Best Friends Salt Lake. He is... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Flash
FlashFlashFlashFlashFlash
  • Chihuahua, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Flash, 2 year old, male, Chihuahua mix Flash is being transferred to the Animal Adoption Center from Abilene, TX on... View full description »

Adult, Male, Small
Fletcher
FletcherFletcherFletcherFletcher
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Fletcher, 10 week old, DSH Fletcher is a very sweet Tabby from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah. Fletcher and... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
Chester
ChesterChesterChester
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Chester, 10 week, DSH Chester is a cuddly and cute Tabby that is ready to find his forever home! His... View full description »

Baby, Male, 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
Lil Robert
Lil RobertLil RobertLil RobertLil RobertLil Robert
  • 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 »

Adult, Male, Small
Bella
BellaBellaBellaBellaBella
  • Akita, 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, Female, Medium
Fletcher
FletcherFletcher
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

The Tabby Litter (Fletcher) Meet the Tabby kittens (2 males). They are traveling from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on 6/23... View full description »

Baby, Male, Medium
****COURTESY LISTING***** Bo and Angel
****COURTESY LISTING***** Bo and Angel****COURTESY LISTING***** Bo and Angel****COURTESY LISTING***** Bo and Angel
  • Shar-Pei
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats

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

My name is Daphne and I am a 2 year old, DSH, female cat. I arrived was originally from Paws... View full description »

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

My name is Millie and I am 1 year old, female, DSH cat. I was found as a pregnant stray... View full description »

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

Madeleine, 1.5 year old, female, DSH My name is Madeleine and I was found in Riverton, WY. My owners decided... View full description »

Adult, Female, Medium
***COURTESY LISTING*** Jagzy
***COURTESY LISTING*** Jagzy
  • 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, Medium
Renee Z
Renee ZRenee Z
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

My name is Renee Zellweger and I am a 10 year old, female, Domestic Short Hair Calico. I was transferred... View full description »

Senior, Female, Medium
***COURTESY LISTING*** SADIE
***COURTESY LISTING*** SADIE***COURTESY LISTING*** SADIE***COURTESY LISTING*** SADIE
  • Boxer, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats

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

Adult, Female, Medium
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