Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley

Adoption Policy

Rollo&Mike

Animal Protectors has a strong commitment to our animals and we strive to adopt them into loving homes. All applications are given careful consideration by the adoption committee and must meet the requirements listed below. Desired animals are put on hold for the applicant until the application is processed with a final decision affirmed. Multiple applications can be taken on one animal.


Adoption requirements include:

Animal Protectors prefers to adopt animals to individuals and families within a 90 mile radius of the shelter. Each application will be considered on a case by case basis. Approved long distance applicants are responsible for all expenses including, but not limited to, adoption fee, travel kennels, gas, airline tickets and travel companion. All arrangements must be made and paid for in advance of the release of the animal. Adopters are responsible for acquiring the proper licensing for their new pet according to the laws in their place of residence.  

Animal Protectors reserves the right to refuse any application.



Adoption Fees*:

Cats (6 months and over): $90
Kittens (under 6 months): $110
Senior cat discount (cats over 7 years of age): $45


Adoption fee covers:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Worming treatment
  • Rabies, Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Chlamydia and Panleukopenia vaccines.
  • Feline Leukemia and Aids Test

Dogs (6 months and over): $140
Dogs (under 6 months): $160
Senior dog discount (dogs over 7 years of age): $70


Adoption fee covers:

  • Spay or Neuter surgery
  • Microchip
  • Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Corona Vaccines.
  • Worming treatment
  • License: please inquire at the shelter regarding license options for the county in which you live

*Effective April 1, 2016

Adoption Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.


Click here to download our adoption application.