Adopting with Motley Zoo Animal Rescue

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!

Meet adoptable roadie Carole bradshaw!

Check out our current adoptable animals!


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

― A.A. Milne