To respond to the high volume of animals currently at the shelter, the Animal Rescue League of Berks County has announced a pay-what-you-can adoption week starting, Tuesday, August 16th through Sunday, August 21st.
The special adoption event will include all animals over 6 months of age.
All adopters must go through the ARL’s regular procedures to adopt, including the completion of an adoption proﬁle and speaking with an adoption counselor to ensure that the pet they select is a good match for their home, family, and lifestyle.
Adopters are encouraged to bring their family members to meet their new pet at the time of adoption and to bring their dogs from home for a meet and greet other dogs at the shelter.
Dog adopters will also want to bring cash or a check for a $7 dog license, which is required at the time of adoption under PA law. Adopters will also want to bring a cat carrier (or they can purchase one from the ARL for $5) and a dog collar and leash (or they can purchase one from the ARL).
The ARL will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 7:00 PM (waitlist closes at 6:30 PM) and Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5:00 PM (waitlist closes at 4:30 PM); no appointments are necessary.
A virtual “line” is set up at www.berksarl.org/hello where guests can check in when they arrive at the shelter. All guests will be able to check their place in line and be notiﬁed by text when it’s their turn to work with an adoption counselor. At this time, masks are encouraged.
The shelter will be closed on Thursday, August 18th for a staff training.