Why Should I Adopt a Pet from a Shelter/Rescue Group?

Three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because too few people adopt pets and too many people give up their pets. This problem could be eliminated if more people spayed or neutered their pets. Euthanasia should no longer be considered an acceptable way to deal with pet overpopulation. Each year, millions of dollars are spent to take in, care for and then euthanize healthy, adoptable dogs and cats in shelters across the nation. All it takes is for pet owners to be responsible and that money could be used for positive changes. By adopting from your local animal shelter or rescue group instead of buying a dog or cat, not only are you providing a lucky pet with a home, but you’re also freeing up much needed space to rescue other homeless animals. There are other reasons to adopt, too. Pets have been proven to make people feel better by offering psychological, emotional, and physical benefits—and who doesn’t want to feel better? Plus, there is the added benefit of the unconditional love you can get from a pet whose world revolves around you.

Adopt from New Hope Animal Rescue

All of our animals are kept in foster homes, not in a shelter atmosphere. Therefore, NHAR has more knowledge about the pet and can help a prospective adopting family make the best decision for themselves as well as the pet.

Adoption applications will be reviewed by a member of NHAR and we reserve the right to request additional information, to require certain conditions be met before approving an application, and to conduct a pre- or post-adoption home visit. NHAR also reserves the right to reject any application if it is not in the best interest of the animal.

Please take your time in choosing a pet for a companion – this is a lifetime commitment that requires money, time and lots of love.

Our cat/kitten adoption fee is $75 and includes:

  • An adoring cat/kitten
  • Spay/Neuter Surgery
  • FVRCP Vaccinations
  • Worming
  • Rabies Vaccination (Cats over 3 months only)
  • Feline Leukemia Test
  • Feline Aids Test
  • Flea Control Treatment
  • Micro chip and registration
  • Click Here to complete the Cat Adoption Application


Our dog/puppy adoption fee is $90 and includes:

  • An adoring dog/puppySpay/Neuter surgery
  • DHLPP Vaccinations
  • Flea Control Treatment
  • Rabies Vaccination (dogs over 3 months only)
  • Micro chip and registration
  • Worming
  • Heartworm Test and/or Heartworm Preventative (Dogs over 6 months only)
  • Click Here to complete the Dog Adoption Application

We have cats and kittens available for adoption seven days a week at the PETSMART Luv-a-Pet Center at 73 RHL Blvd Charleston, WV on Corridor G. Our volunteers are at PETSMART every other Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm with our dogs and puppies that are available for adoption. If you are looking for a new family member, please stop by and see our wonderful pets at PETSMART or check out our adoptable animal list here.