In addition to animal adoptions, we also provide admission services for those who need to surrender their animal(s). Please note that we are a managed intake facility and reserve the right to decline your animal admission into our shelter. Intakes are also APPOINTMENT BASED. We cannot accept animals that show up to our shelter without an appointment.
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, email email@example.com. You will receive and automated response survey. You must fill out the animal survey questions before expecting a response. 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. If the Lorain County Dog Kennel is closed, please contain the dog (if safe to do so) and call your local Sheriffs Department. They will dispatch the on call warden to intercept the dog.
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:
For any additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-322-4321 ext. 230
Dog Training Resources
What is GoodPup?
We are excited to announce that Friendship Animal Protective League has partnered with GoodPup to provide our adopters, fosters, and community members with convenient, affordable, science-based dog training. GoodPup training is fast and effective, because it’s designed for how dogs (and dog parents) learn. Their trainers are fully invested in you and your dog. Chat with them anytime, as much as you need. They are there to provide individualized support, advice, and motivation, and are as excited as you are to celebrate your dog’s transformation. The best part? All FAPL adopters get discounted rates and GoodPup donates to our shelter for every person who signs up for training! GoodPup is equipped to handle all of you training needs, from basic puppy training and obedience to advanced dog behavior training. By using our link, you will have access to a week of free one-on-one training, discounted training if you continue the program ($30/week), access to training articles, basic medical support AND if you use this program they will donate money back to us!