COVID-19 Adoptions

Adopting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Because of COVID-19, we have altered our adoption processes to ensure everyone’s safety. All adoption inquires should be addressed to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  This is the best way to get a hold of us, as there will not be staff at the front desk answering phones.

Adopting ADULT dogs

For the foreseeable future, Friendship APL will be performing adoptions on adult dogs BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Walk-in visitors are not permitted.  Adoption appointments will be scheduled on the half-hour, Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30am – 3:30pm. In order to schedule an appointment, you must email a completed adoption contract to adoptions@friendshipapl.org and be approved. (Our adoption application can be found here: http://friendshipapl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Adoption-Questionnaire-2018-1.pdf)

All clients must wear a face mask or bandana in order to enter the building.  All cats must leave the building in a carrier ($5 cardboard carriers available for purchase).  All dogs must leave with a leash and collar ($2 slip lead available for purchase).

Available adult dogs will continue to be posted to friendshipapl.org, but their pictures will be removed once we receive a certain number of approved applications.

Adopting Puppies

If you are interested in a puppy, they are available by pick-up or delivery ONLY. This means you cannot meet the puppy in advance. Approved adopters are invited to a private Facebook group where puppies will be posted.  All puppies are spayed or neutered, have a microchip, at least their first round of shots and have been given flea and tick repellent and a general dewormer.  The adoption paperwork is done online. Payment is also collected online.

The base adoption fee for a puppy is $250.  In order to be eligible for delivery, you must live within one hour’s driving distance of our shelter in Elyria, OH. For delivery within Lorain County, there is an additional $25 charge (which includes a transport crate).  Outside of Lorain County, the delivery fee is $50 (also includes a transport crate).   There is no additional fee for pick-up.

Pick-up or delivery MUST occur the day after the adoption is confirmed, or within 24hrs of the puppy’s posting to Facebook.  We cannot hold puppies past that timeframe.  Pick-up is before 4:30pm Tuesday through Sunday. Delivery is before 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.

In order to qualify for puppy adoption, you must send a completed adoption application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.  The application can be found here: http://friendshipapl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Adoption-Questionnaire-2018-1.pdf

If you are unable to type in the pdf, you can print, fill out by hand and send a picture of the completed application to adoptions@friendshipapl.org.

Adopting cats and kittens

For the foreseeable future, Friendship APL will be performing adoptions on cats and kittens BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Walk-in visitors are not permitted.  Adoption appointments will be scheduled on the half-hour, Tuesdays through Sundays from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

A staff member will escort scheduled clients as they browse the cat and kitten rooms of the shelter. You do NOT need to have a specific cat or kitten in mind before you make an appointment. All available cats and kittens will be posted to friendshipapl.org.

If you live within 45 minutes of our shelter, kittens can be delivered to you to eliminate your need to come to the shelter.  You are unable to meet the kittens in advance. The adoption fee for this service is $80 , which includes a $5 carrier and a $15 delivery fee.

In order to schedule an appointment, you must email a completed adoption contract to adoptions@friendshipapl.org and be approved. (Our adoption application can be found here: http://friendshipapl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Adoption-Questionnaire-2018-1.pdf)  All clients must wear a face mask or bandana in order to enter the building.

All cats must leave the building in a carrier ($5 cardboard carriers available for purchase).