Welcome to Animal Allies, a non-profit animal rescue group located in the metro Washington D.C. area. Animal Allies volunteers work to rescue lost, abandoned, or stray animals and find loving homes for them if possible. All animals in our system are vetted to check for disease and spayed and neutered to stop the cycle of unwanted animals. Through a detailed process, we do our best to make sure each animal goes to a suitable home where they can enjoy love and shelter and the necessities for the rest of their lives, and provide their human companions with love in return. Our organization is funded solely through the generosity of the public and countless hours put in by our volunteers.
A responsible adult 21 years of age or older must sign the adoption application and accept full responsibility for the care of the pet. Cats are placed as household pets and not to work as mousers or function as barn cats. All females must be spayed and all males neutered. Should an animal be found to be pregnant after adoption, the pregnancy shall be terminated. In the event of a full-term pregnancy, where a veterinarian determines that the pregnancy cannot be safely terminated, the offspring shall be surrendered to Animal Allies. All persons living in the household are to be involved in the selection of the pet. Unless there is a pre-approved adoption application on file, there will be at least a 24-hour waiting period, to allow the potential adopter to prepare for a new pet and for Animal Allies to check on rental status regarding pets (if applicable) and to call the adopter's veterinarian regarding the adopter's current pets. Unless there is a pre-approved adoption application on file, there will be at least a 24-hour waiting period, to allow the potential adopter to prepare for a new pet and for Animal Allies to check on rental status regarding pets (if applicable) and to call the adopter's veterinarian regarding the adopter's current pets. It is strongly recommended that, for the well-being and health of the animal, cats remain indoors. Cats are not to be let outside unsupervised. Cats are not to be let outside unless they are spayed or neutered. Declawing requires the surgical removal of the first digit of a cat's toes. It is an extremely painful procedure that can result in unwanted behavior such as biting, aggression, or refusal to use its litter box. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that cats not be declawed as there are non-surgical alternatives available. Declawed cats adopted from Animal Allies must be indoor cats only. Animal Allies reserves the right not to place kittens under six months of age (18 weeks) where there are children under the age of six, for the protection of both the child and the animal. No animal will be adopted to anyone with a history of losing, giving away, selling, or having animals injured or killed by moving vehicles. People living in rental housing must have written or verbal permission by the proper authority. Animal Allies reserves the right to reclaim the animal if, in its opinion, the animal is not being properly and humanely cared for. No cat will be adopted as a gift to another person. A "gift certificate" can be issued to be redeemed by the recipient, with the understanding that Animal Allies reserves the right to refuse to place an animal with any one who fails to meet the criteria for a responsible pet guardian. Adult Cats-$100.00 Kittens-$75.00