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

Puppies are available by delivery only for the foreseeable future. In order to qualify for the delivery program, you must:

  1. Have a valid email address and Facebook account.
  2. Fill out an online application, send to adoptions@friendshipapl.org and be approved. (Application here: http://friendshipapl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Adoption-Questionnaire-2018-1.pdf)
  3. Live within an hour’s driving distance of Elyria
  4. Be able to pay with credit card via MobileCause
  5. Sign an online contract
  6. Cover the $250 adoption fee  and a $25 delivery fee, which includes a gently-used transport crate

The goal of the program is to eliminate the need for anyone to come to the shelter, so unfortunately you cannot meet the puppy in advance. The puppies will have at least their first round of booster shots (D2APP and Bordatella), a microchip and will have received a dose of dewormer and a monthly flea and tick repellent.

We do not know in advance what puppies are coming in or when, so approved adopters are invited to a private Facebook group.  New litters will be posted there (and only there) and the first person to comment with their first and last name on the post of the puppy they want will get to adopt.  Pictures of puppies will be removed as they are delivered, so as to avoid confusion.

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).