Diamond Credit Union will host a Sponsored Adoption Day this Friday, July 28, 2023, at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County (ARL). All available animals six months or older will be free to adopt during the event.
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.
“We do not take any shortcuts when we host free adoption events,” says Alexis Pagoulatos, the ARL’s CEO. “We want to do everything we can to make sure that all of our pets ﬁnd great homes, no matter if their new family is paying for them or not.”
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 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 dog collar and leash (or they can purchase one from the ARL).
The ARL will be open on Friday from 1 – 6:30 PM (waitlist closes at 6:00 PM); no appointments are necessary. A virtual “line” is set up at www.berksarl.org/hello where guests can check-in when they arrive to the shelter. All guests can check their place in line and be notiﬁed by text when it’s their turn to work with an adoption counselor.
Due to the shelter’s current illness situation, a limited number of dogs may be available for the adoption event.
For more information, please get in touch with the ARL at [email protected].
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is a charitable 501c3 organization caring for nearly 5,000 animals each year to help them find second chances in a new home, or to help reunite them with their grateful owners. For over 70 years, the organization has worked tirelessly to care for the sick, treat the injured, comfort the unwanted and protect the abused. Whether helping people in need keep their pets through surrender prevention programs, offering low-cost veterinary services and clinics, as well as outreach and education events throughout the county, the ARL’s work goes far beyond the walls of the shelter.