Thank you for your interest in adopting a cat or dog from Animal Friends Rescue Project. Our goal is to make the best possible match for both the animal and the adopter. Since our organization is foster based, we are very familiar with the animals in our care, and our staff members and volunteers are trained to help you find an excellent fit for your lifestyle. If you are interested in one of the dogs or cats listed on our website, please fill out an online application and a representative will be in touch with more information.
How to Adopt a Cat
We have a terrific selection of cats and kittens just waiting for someone like you! You can view our adoptable cats online or at our adoption locations. When you find a cat you love, the first step is to fill out our cat adoption application, either online or in person at an adoption location. If you aren’t sure which cat is right for you, our adoption specialists love playing matchmaker and would be delighted to help you find a good fit. It is a requirement for all people living in the house to meet the animal they are applying to adopt. If the cat you are interested in meeting is in foster care, we can arrange for you to meet the cat at the foster home or at an adoption location. Our cats are to be kept as strictly indoor cats only.
When you have chosen your new companion, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. Cat adoption fees range from $0 - $150. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We also treat for fleas and parasites.
How to Adopt a Dog
We have a tail waggin’ assortment of adoptable dogs and puppies that would love to meet you! Our dogs are primarily housed in foster homes, and you can view their photos and profiles online. You can also meet adoptable dogs at our offsite adoption days. When you find a dog you love, the first step is to fill out a dog adoption application, either online or in person. If you aren’t sure which dog is right for you, our adoption specialists love playing matchmaker and would be delighted to help you find a good fit. It is a requirement for all people living in the house to meet the animal they are applying to adopt. If you currently have a dog in the home it is a requirement for the dogs to have a meet and greet. An AFRP staff member will schedule this with you.
When you have chosen your new companion, we will set up a time for a home safety check, which helps ensure that you are prepared to meet the dog’s needs. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee. Dog adoption fees are $300. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas and parasites.
Adopters must be 21 or older with a valid state-issued photo ID
Renters must provide landlord approval for pets
Home safety checks are required for dog adoptions
All adopted cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leash when they leave AFRP
- AFRP adopts animals to the first good, qualified applicant and does not place animals on hold.
- New pet guardians must agree to provide their adopted companion animal with healthy food, water, living space, exercise, companionship, veterinary care and lots of love!
- All our adoptable pets are spayed or neutered before adoption. They are current on vaccinations, microchipped, de-wormed and have received flea prevention. Many of our animals have received dentals and major or minor medical care. We share information with our adopters about each pet’s medical history while in our care. Once adopted, the new pet guardian is responsible for providing any vet care the dog or cat might need in the future.
- We understand the importance of raising children with dogs and cats to foster compassion and responsibility. However, due to the fragile nature of young kittens, puppies and small breed dogs, we encourage families to wait until their children are over six years old before adopting these vulnerable animals.
- It is a requirement for the cats and kittens adopted from AFRP to be kept strictly indoors for their own safety and the safety of neighborhood birds and wildlife. With adequate play time and environmental enrichment, cats can live long, happy lives as indoor-only companions. “Catios” and cat-safe fencing are good options for cats that crave some safe outdoor time. If you are looking for an outdoor cat, barn cat or mouser, please ask about our feral/community cat program.
- AFRP primarily adopts to local residents and does not ship pets. We will adopt to families that live outside the Monterey Bay area if the adopter fulfills our adoption requirements and completes the adoption in person. If a dog home safety check cannot be done in person, photos or videos of the home, yard and fencing can be sent to AFRP for approval. Long distance adopters are responsible for all travel expenses.
- AFRP gives a lifetime promise to each animal adopted from our program. While we strive to place each animal in a home where they will be cared for throughout their lives, we understand that unforeseen situations can happen. As a foster based rescue, we will give any animal adopted from AFRP special consideration should they need to be returned. The return of the animal will be based on space, foster availability and a medical and behavioral assessment. Advance notice for a pet return request is required as we are a foster based rescue and do not have a boarding facility. Click here for our AFRP return form.