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Adopting with Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly, as our list of adoptable cuties is always changing!

Did you know we offer our adoption application in Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Greek?  Please e-mail adopt@motleyzoo.org and we will send you an application in your preferred language! 

Motley Zoo is a foster -based rescue - which is different than an animal shelter. Knowing the difference will help you immensely in the process of finding a new family member!

We encourage you to look into some of the differences in how we can serve you vs that of a shelter. Neither is better than the other, rather it's dependent on your preferences- and therefore, we want to  help you set realistic expectations for those desires. 

 

Just like bookstores and libraries, both have books, but operate differently, and so do foster-based rescues and shelters.

 

We cannot do what shelters can, neither can shelters do what we can; but together, we operate in a complimentary way to offer the greatest number of options for both pets and people.

Motley Zoo's adoption service is:

  • Personalized

  • Focused on matching compatibility 

  • Establishes a relationship that lasts beyond the adoption meeting

 

As a result, we are very successful at making long-term matches with few returns!

For more about our adoption process, which is that of a foster-based organization (vs. a shelter) - please go here.  

Why adopt from Motley Zoo?  Our adopters love us as much as we love them! 

 

  • 100% of adopters surveyed say they agree or strongly agree that they received excellent customer service during the adoption process.

  • 95% of those surveyed agree or strongly agree that Motley Zoo is concerned about the long-term success of matching an animal with a family.

  • 100% of those surveyed say they would adopt again or recommend Motley Zoo to others!

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"The experience has been the most wonderful experience -  everyone was so caring and very informative, and made sure to ask lots of questions. The foster family was very loving - I would so go back!"

- M.S., Adopter

Meet adoptable roadie Carole bradshaw!

Check out our current adoptable animals!

Did you know we offer our adoption application in Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Greek?  Please e-mail adopt@motleyzoo.org and we will send you an application in your preferred language! 

"Sometimes what you initially want isn't what's best for everyone involved... Their transparency and consideration for adoption helps make sure you don't walk out with more than you can handle. There was a lot of communication and everyone we spoke with was very friendly.  Every bit of effort we put into the application process and her treatment [as foster-to-adopt] has been so, SO worth it. "

- C.Z., Adopter (foster-to-adopt program)

 

"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."

― A.A. Milne