Policies, Fees, App

Adopting an animal is an important decision that will affect you, your household, and the animal for many years to come. Our main goal is to place animals in a loving & forever home. We strive for the best possible match between you and your new pet. If you do not find the right animal on your first visit to our shelter, please return another day when new animals will be available for adoption. We include as much information as we know about an animal on their information card. We are here to help make a wonderful new addition to your family, but we cannot always guarantee you an adoption.

Adoption Requirements

• Must be 18 years of age or older (seniors 65 and over qualify for the Seniors for Seniors program)
• Must have valid ID with current address
• Must provide landlord’s name and phone number (or copy of current lease)
• All members of the household should be present
• You must understand that Berea Animal Rescue must approve your adoption application


The shelter accepts cash, or you can pay online or at the shelter using mastercard, visa, or discover.

*If paying in cash, please understand that volunteers are unable to make change.

Cat Adoption Information

• Senior cats (7 years and older): $65.00
• Cats (7 months – 6 years) – $100.00
• Kittens (less than 7 months) – $125.00
• Cardboard carriers available – $5.00
*Certain animals may have FPP (Featured Pet Pricing) in place. See Adoption Associates for details. 

Included in fee:

• Immunodeficiency Virus & Leukemia Test
• Spay / Neuter
• Basic Vaccination
• Rabies Vaccination (as age appropriate)
• Worming
• Microchip

Dog Adoption Information

• Senior Dogs (7 years and older) – $85.00
• Adult Dogs (7 months to 6 years) – $165
• Puppies (less than 7 months) – $250.00
• Small Dogs (less than 25 lbs and less than 7 yrs) – $200.00
*Certain animals may have FPP (Featured Pet Pricing) pricing in place.  See Adoption Associates for details.

Included in fee:

• General Veterinarian Checkup
• Heartworm Test
• Spay / Neuter
• Basic Vaccination (DHLPP and Bordetella)
• Rabies Vaccination
• Heartworm Pill and Flea Preventative
• Worming
• Microchip
Adoption fees help to cover the costs associated with the items listed above and shelter operating costs, all of which average $375 per animal.
Berea ARF operates a “no time limit” shelter where animals are cared for until permanent homes can be found. The shelter is supported by a small dedicated staff and several hundred devoted volunteers. ARF receives no regular government funding and relies solely on donations by its generous supporters.