Our Services

In addition to animal adoptions, we also provide admission services for those who must give up a pet or turn in an animal.

Animal Admission Services

To provide you and your pet with the best service, we need you to make an appointment for admission. To schedule an appointment, call 440-322-4321 and follow the prompts for animal intake. An appointment enables us to gather important information about your pet’s history and will decrease your wait when you arrive. There will be a small fee charged to bring an animal to the APL. This will be discussed at the time you schedule your appointment. If you cannot pay the fee, please speak to the Intake Coordinator. We cannot accept cats outside of Lorain County during certain months of the year due to space.

Important – We are legally unable to accept stray dogs – they must be referred to Lorain County Dog Kennel. They can be reached at 440-326-5995



Friendship APL Pet Food Bank

The Friendship Animal Protective League will be holding a monthly pet pantry to provide dry dog and cat food to Lorain County residents in need.  The pet pantry hours will be from 1:00- 3:00pm.

The pantry will be held in the garage of Friendship APL (8303 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035.) Patrons must wear masks and practice social distancing.  Friendship APL asks that patrons of the pet pantry fill out a form with their information and their pet’s information at the time of arrival.

The pet pantry will be held the second Saturday of every month.  Friendship APL hopes this pet pantry will further our ongoing mission to service the needs of our community and their pets. Please consider donating to the Friendship Animal Protective League to help fund future services. Donations can be made online at friendshipapl.org. More information about future pet pantries can also be found on our website.

Upcoming Pantry Dates for 2023:

Jan 14

Feb 11

Mar 11

Apr 8

May 13

Jun 10

Jul 8

Aug 12

Sept 9

Oct 14

Nov 11

Dec 9

For any additional information please email shelby@friendshipapl.org or call 440-322-4321 ext. 230


If you have any questions regarding any of our services, please feel free to give us a call at (440) 322-4321 or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!