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Animal Rescue Foundation in Theodore, Alabama is a non-profit shelter serving the Greater Mobile area since 1995. They believe every life matters, and their mission is to rescue homeless and abandoned dogs and cats from overcrowded animal shelters and provide the care they need until they can place them in permanent, loving homes.
Through outreach and education, Animal Rescue Foundation advocates for animals in the community and are committed to bringing about a time when there are no more homeless pets.
About 100 dogs and cats live on-site at the shelter's facility with another 50-100 animals in foster homes.
Considering adoption from Animal Rescue Foundation? Read below for more info on their adoption process and fees.
Adopting from Animal Rescue Foundation is a simple process and gives a lucky animal a priceless second chance at a forever home:
If you'd like to adopt a dog or cat from Animal Rescue Foundation, begin the process by completing one of the applications below:
Adoption fees at Animal Rescue Foundation are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, up-to-date vaccinations, and microchipping.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.