Adoption Process

ARPO does not have a shelter or physical location.  All pets are in foster care.  Potential adopters must fill out the Adoption Application.  An phone or e-mail interview and home visit are required and does not guarantee adoption. We use these as a tool to make a match for both the adoptive family and the pet.  Because home visits are done by a member of our all volunteer staff, we limit this to a 50 mile radius of Indianapolis. Lastly, before taking your new companion, a contract must be signed, including the provision that the adopter will provide quality food, shelter, and medical care.

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Acquiring a new companion animal is a big responsibility, and a commitment for the lifetime of the animal. If you are not prepared to care for your companion through both the good and the bad times, please reconsider acquiring a pet. Pets take time, effort, and patience, and will reward you 1000 times over. If you are ready for a lifetime of love and furry hugs, please contact us!

Adoption Fees

  • Puppies under 7 months: $350
  • Dogs: $250
  • Senior dogs: $100
  • Kittens under 7 months: $150
  • Two Kittens: $250
  • Cats 7-11 months: $100
  • Cats 12 months & older: $75

Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice.

ARPO'S Adoption Fees Include:

  • All animals are vet checked for healthiness.
  • All animals will be up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations.
  • All animals will be microchipped for their safety.
  • All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to placement.

If you think you’re ready for a lifelong companion, please complete the Adoption Application.