Main Line Animal Rescue - Guide to Adoption

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from Main Line Animal Rescue. We are open to the public daily for adoptions from 12-5pm!

Applications can be completed on site, or if you prefer, you can fill out an application at home prior to visiting us!


Here are the steps to proceed with the adoption process:

1. View our adoptable animals! If you see an animal you'd like to visit in the shelter, proceed to step 2. If you see an animal in foster care you'd like to meet, please inquire about this animal to our adoption email:

2. Visit us at the shelter! Please proceed through the front doors and check-in at the adoptions desk. Please be sure to arrive with the following materials: Photo Identification, Proof of Address (if current address is different than on your ID), Valid Credit Card for payment.

For dog adoptions, please also bring everyone who lives in the home (especially children!), all dogs currently living in the home for a dog meet, as well as their vaccine records for proof of up-to-date rabies and distemper vaccines.

Staff will meet adopters, talk through the completed adoption application and work to find an appropriate match for the adopter and their home environment.

Animals who are altered and healthy may leave the same day with their adoptive family. Animals who are not yet altered will need to remain in the shelter until spay/neuter surgery and will have pickup scheduled post-op.


  • MLAR adopts to families who are committed to providing a safe, humane and loving home for cats.
  • Families who have had pets previously should have vet records indicating: that all pets were up to date on all shots, pets were spayed/neutered, and pets had annual wellness visits to the vet.

Benefits of adopting from Main Line Animal Rescue:

  • • All animals are examined by a veterinarian
  • • All animals are up to date on all necessary vaccinations
  • • All cats and dogs are microchipped
  • • All pets are spayed or neutered before going home
  • • Dogs will go home with a new martingale collar, and MLAR identification tags. Please bring your own leash
  • • Support and information from the experienced staff and volunteers at MLAR
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