Companion Animal Rescue Alliance 


How to adopt


Fill out a non-binding application and return to us via the email listed on the individual animal's page in order to set up a meet and greet.

Applications can be found here:

Your application will be reviewed to make sure that this adoption is a good fit. Since the CARA animals live in our homes with us, we are acquainted with their personalities and their needs. Some pets enjoy the hustle and bustle of a busy family, while others need a quiet adult home with a lap and no other pets.  We will talk with you to find out more about what kind of companion
animal fits best for you. 

In addition, we do some checks to ensure the safety and happiness of our adoptable animal.  Nearly all rescue groups screen their applicants in a similar way.  We call your vet to obtain a summary of the vet record for your current pets.  If you rent, we will verify that you are allowed to have animals.  We do a home visit to meet your family and other pets, and to better understand the animal's potential new environment.  All these precautions help to insure that you and your new pet will be happy and healthy together for a long time to come.  These checks take just a few days. 

Once your application is approved, we will schedule a time to bring your new pet to your home. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract and pay the predetermined adoption fee, which is a donation that goes toward vet care of more rescued animals. Each dog and cat has been fully vetted, vaccinated, and neutered. 


Kittens up to 1 year old - $100

Bonded pair of kittens - $150
Cats, 1 year and older - $75

Bonded pair of adult cats - $120

Dogs (when available) - $150


We like to stay in touch after the adoption to make sure everything is going well.  Please contact us directly if problems arise.  We have volunteers who have experience with all kinds of animal adjustment issues.  If for some unlikely reason you can no longer keep the animal, CARA will take him or her back.