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

Whitey
WhiteyWhiteyWhitey
  • Domestic Long Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Whitey, 8 week old, female, Domestic Long Hair kitten Whitey was found at the dump with her littermates at 4... View full description »

Baby, Female, Small
Britt
Britt
  • Mastiff, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

NO MEET AND GREETS WITHOUT INQUIRING FIRST! THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER WILL BE CLOSED. 307-739-1881 adopt@animaladoptioncenter.org To set up a... View full description »

Young, Female, Large
Shirley
Shirley
  • Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Shirley, 4 month old, female, Lab/Shepherd mix Laverne and her siblings were found as strays in Idaho Falls. They... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Loki
Loki
  • Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Loki, 2 year old, male, Terrier mix Loki was originally surrendered to the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter with his... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Luna
LunaLuna
  • Chiweenie
  • Spayed/Neutered

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Luna, 9 month old, female, Chihuahua/Dachshund mix Luna traveled from El Paso, TX on Monday, 5/25 via Dog Is... View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Charlie
CharlieCharlie
  • Chiweenie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Charlie, 9 month old, male, Chihuahua/Jack Russell? mix Charlie traveled from El Paso, TX on Monday, 5/25 via Dog... View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Jackson
Jackson
  • Chiweenie
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Jackson, 9 month old, male, Chihuahua/Jack Russell? mix Charlie traveled from El Paso, TX on Monday, 5/25 via Dog... View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Pretzel
Pretzel
  • Border Collie, Corgi, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Pretzel, 8 month old, female, Border Collie/Corgi Pretzel will be a part of the AAC program on 5/28 after... View full description »

Young, Female, Medium
Mister
Mister
  • Cattle Dog, Labrador Retriever, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

https://form.jotform.com/42994530730154 Mister, 3 year old, male, Cattle Dog/Lab mix Mister was surrendered to a shelter in Denver City, Texas area... View full description »

Adult, Male, Medium
Larry
LarryLarryLarry
  • Labrador Retriever, Shepherd, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Larry, 4 month old, male, Lab/Shepherd mix Larry and his siblings were found as strays in Idaho Falls. They were... View full description »

Young, Male, Medium
Sid
SidSid
  • Chihuahua, Pug, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

NO MEET AND GREETS WITHOUT INQUIRING FIRST! THE ANIMAL ADOPTION CENTER WILL BE CLOSED. 307-739-1881 adopt@animaladoptioncenter.org To set up a... View full description »

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

Major 1 year old male DSH Major and Mark have spent nearly their entire lives in the shelter system despite... View full description »

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

Mark (in front) 1 year old male DSH Mark and his brother Major have spent nearly their entire lives in... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY
***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY***COURTESY LISTING*** ROCKY
  • Great Pyrenees, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

***THIS ANIMAL IS NOT IN THE AAC PROGRAM, PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE FOSTER TO INQUIRE MORE**** If interested please... View full description »

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

Meet Chester, a 6 year old, male, DSH adult cat. He was brought to the AAC from Paws For Life... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
Shrimp
ShrimpShrimp
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

My name is Shrimp and I am a 6 year old, male, DSH Orange Tabby. I was found living off... View full description »

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

My name is Peter and I am a 9 month old, DSH, juvenile male. I am a spicy kitten that... View full description »

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

My name is Preston and I am a 9 month old, DSH, juvenile male. I am a spicy kitten that... View full description »

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

Brioche, 9 month old, male, DSH My name is Brioche and I am part of the Pastry Cats! My brother... View full description »

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

Crepe, 9 month old, male, DSH My name is Crepe and I am part of the Pastry Cats! My brother... View full description »

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

Palmier, 2 year old, male, DSH My name is Palmier and I was found as a stray in Riverton, WY.... View full description »

Adult, Male, Large
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*** MIAU
***COURTESY LISTING*** MIAU***COURTESY LISTING*** MIAU***COURTESY LISTING*** MIAU***COURTESY LISTING*** MIAU
  • Domestic Short Hair
  • 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 »

Senior, Male, 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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