How It Works
AAL serves as a matchmaker to find the right fit between families and dogs. To get started, take a look at our adoptable dogs and make a list of dogs you like. Maybe one dog catches your eye, or maybe you like several. Next, complete our application. You can email us your application at info (at) allaboutlabs.org.
Transportation, Costs, and Logistics
AAL places the majority of our dogs in the Northeast. We have an established relationship with a wonderful transport company, that safely and comfortably transports dogs by a dog truck. Once you have filed for adoption, we will arrange the transportation process with you.
The adoption fee for an AAL dog is $375.00. This fee goes toward the cost of care, including spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, screening and treating for any infections or parasites, updated health certification, and micro-chipping. Note that this does not include the transport fee, which is arranged separately with the transport company. When you pick up your dog, you will receive a current health certificate, a rabies tag, all veterinary records, and micro-chip information. You can pay your adoption fee via our secure PayPal account here.
You can download adoption forms here. Please note that there is a $10.00 application fee. This fee is non-refundable, but if you adopt a dog, it will be credited toward the adoption fee. Please email your completed application to info (at) allaboutlabs.org.
A Word About Matchmaking
You may feel taken aback by the idea that you won't get to "pick out" a dog in person. But adopters warm up to this idea for a few reasons:
- It's difficult to evaluate a dog during a visit. That adorable puppy at the pet store or shelter might not be a great fit for you in the long term because of his energy level and needs. We can help steer you to a dog that will be a good match for you and your family.
- Local shelters are great, but keep in mind that the volunteers might not know each dog that well. How does the dog do around children? Or around cats or other animals? Does the dog dislike travel? Does he need constant company? Because we work with our dogs extensively, we can vouch for each dog's disposition and personality.
- We have a great track record. As one adopter, Shelley, put it, "I was unsure at first about the long-distance process, but now it makes so much sense. Gina knows her dogs so well, and she'll talk with you to get a sense of what you're looking for. She's got such a knack for placing dogs-I couldn't be happier with Ralph, and couldn't have picked a better dog myself!"