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Adoption Process

Finding the Right Animal for You

We strive to match people and animals through education and discovery.

We believe in an adoption approach that considers important details for finding the right fit, such as a person’s home, interests, and lifestyle. We then match those with an animal’s social, exercise and training needs.

We believe in an adoption approach that considers important details for finding the right fit, such as a person’s home, interests, and lifestyle. We then match those with an animal’s social, exercise and training needs.

Unlike “pass/fail” application programs, we strive to match people and animals through education and discovery. We accomplish this through conversation to create an effective, pleasant adoption experience — and most important — to make lasting matches.

Each situation, adopter and animal requires a different approach. And while we reserve the right to refuse an adoption, we always make every effort to work with you to address concerns or find the most appropriate companion animal. 

All animals adopted from ACDC Rescue will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption, have received age-appropriate vaccinations, and are microchipped prior to adoption.  (Registration of microchips is the responsibility of the adopter. To register your Microchip please click here.)

Before falling in love with one of our animals, please make sure that you are:

  • At least 21 years of age 
  • In possession of a valid photo ID 
  • Allowed to have the pet you are applying for where you live (proof of homeownership or copy of a lease with pet clause allowing pets is required)
  • Able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide the training, medical treatment, and proper care for the animal
  • Able to provide veterinary references for current and past pets
A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS IS REQUIRED FOR PROCESSING APPLICATIONS

Adoption Fees

Adoption Fee Ranges:

Cat Adoption Fees
$100 to $500
Dog Adoption Fees
$250 to $700
Puppy Adoption Fees
$300 to $700
Rabbit Adoption Fees
$65

*Adoption fees do not include 6% PA Sales Tax

We give a discount for multiple same-day adoptions of non-benefactor animals, i.e. adopting two cats instead of one, or a mother and her kitten.

Some of our foster animals may have a higher adoption fee; they are considered OMIT “as” a”benefactor foster (or animal.)” Please note that this information will be available online on each benefactor’s bio page. Thank you.

Ready to Adopt?

Found your new Forever Friend?
Apply to adopt a new pet today.

Printed applications are available at outreach events and adoption centers. Printed applications may be completed onsite or faxed to: 610-862-3938

PLEASE ALLOW 4-5 BUSINESS DAYS FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE THOROUGHLY PROCESSED BY ONE OF OUR ADOPTION COUNSELORS

If the animals are still listed on our website they are still available. Animals are removed from the website once an adoption is finalized. The adopted pet will appear under “Successful Adoptions” upon the next website update.

Once approved and/or once you’ve adopted an animal from us, we reserve the right to do a post-adoption home visitation to check on the well-being of the animal.

**Applying for adoption does not necessarily guarantee that you will be approved. Incomplete applications will not be processed, be sure to fill out all required sections.**