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Covid-19 Updates: Appointments are preferred 


  • Plan to spend around 30 minutes with the cat or dog you want to adopt. You'll want to plan to spend more time to fully complete the adoption process.

  • You must be at least 18 years old.

  • You must show a picture ID with a current address. If your address is not current on your ID, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

  • Fill our our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

  • Cat adoption? We require you to live within 100 miles of Hemet, CA. Adopters outside this area are considered on case-by-case basis.

  • Dog adoption? We recommend a meet-and-greet with current household dogs. This step is required for some of our adult dogs.

Adoption fees

Adoption fees vary per animal depending upon age, breed, behavior or medical conditions. The fee includes:

  • Spay or neuter surgery

  • Current vaccinations

  • De-worming treatment

  • Microchip

  • Behavior support

Payments accepted include: cash, debit or credit card or money order made payable to ARE Animal Rescue.

Found your new pet?

1. Fill out an adoption application

2. Send an email to our Adoption Team with your information, the pet's name & ID  that you are interested in adopting. 

3. If your application is approved, the team will reach out and you'll be able to make an appointment to meet your potential new pet.

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