There are several things to consider when adopting a dog. One should consider type, size, breed, individual needs, activity level, etc. of a dog to be sure it is the right fit for your family. You should also consider your own schedule, activity level, lifestyle, and finances before bringing a dog into your home. We have several trained and knowledgeable staff waiting to assist you in the decision making process.
Please Read: There is a non-refundable $10.00 application fee required. Should your application be approved, it will be kept on file for 6-months, and your $10.00 will be applied toward your adoption fee. If you do not adopt in that amount of time or your application is denied, your $10.00 will be considered a donation. We only accept online applications from individuals residing in PA, MD, WV, VA, and DC. If you live elsewhere, you must complete a paper application at the shelter. Applications submitted online from outside the accepted locations will be automatically denied and your $10.00 will NOT be refunded. Applications for puppies and popular breed dogs will be limited. Contact the shelter by email, Facebook message, phone or check our Facebook page to determine if we have reached our cut off.
See below for additional information regarding our adoption process, policies, and reasons for denial. You must be 18 or over to adopt with a valid form of photo ID showing your current address.