Most In Need

Meet the  RAL animals who are most in need of loving homes. If one of them is a match for you, you can Name Your Own Adoption Fee to take home your new best friend!

Through no fault of their own, these wonderful pets have made it onto our Most In Need list: some need the one-on-one attention they can only find in a home, some are getting stressed by the shelter setting, and others have simply been waiting a very long time. Check back all year: as each animal gets adopted, we’ll use their space to save another life and add someone new to the list.

Please help us find homes for these wonderful pets, so that we can save ten more in their place (and ten more after that, and ten more after that. . . ).


Kit Kat

My name is Kit Kat! I love to rub up against you and have my ears scratched.I get along well with other cats, and I seem to do okay with dogs as long as we are introduced properly. I came to RAL with some nasty bladder stones and I was in a lot of pain, but now that those are gone I feel like a kitten again! Don't be fooled by my age, I still love to play and run around. I was recently given free run of the shelter so I can stretch my legs. In the mornings, I like to chirp at all of the volunteers and staff as they come in. I've also taken up pen collecting - someone has to clean up around here! I would love to spend my golden years curled up in your lap. Come hang out with me today and I'll win your heart with my bright eyes and sweet face.


I'm Most in Need because: due to my history of bladder stones, I need to be on a prescription diet for the rest of my life, but I won't let that stop me from having fun every day!



Charlie is patiently waiting for his forever home with kind and caring people who will make him part of their family.  Like many shelter dogs, he is somewhat uncertain about his surroundings here, however, he is a sweet and laid back fellow, who very much enjoys some downtime, sitting on the couch with his human(s). Charlie would love to be outside and explore, but he would also enjoy settling down for a nap.  Charlie might be a little timid at a first meeting, but comes around with kind, gentle handling and nice words.  He is so easygoing that cats should be just fine and people of all ages, shapes, and sizes would be great as well.  The more people to love on Charlie the better.  Being in a home of his own would certainly help him become more confident, too.  Please come meet him today and spend some one on one time with him.  You might be just the right person for Charlie!

I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older guy who has been here at the shelter for awhile. I also have a condition called diabetes insipidus. It is well monitored here, ask an RAL staff member for more information!



Hi, I'm JORDY, & in the world of Myers Briggs Typology, I am a total introvert, intuitive thinker. 

I've got things to say but I won't always say them right away. I prefer to sit back, assess the situation, drink it all in & then MAYBE I will share my thoughts with you in a froggy-sounding, deep-throat kind of way. I've got that cop stare in my eyes- scan, scan, scan my environment, narrow my eyes & take in all the deets...

...definitely cerebral...

But I'm friendly too so we can totally hang out & watch reruns of "NCIS" & "The Shield" together. I'll help you perfect your cop stare & you can feed me tuna- it's a win-win. So if that's the kind of cat for you, then I, JORDY, may just be a perfect fit.

I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older fella who has been here at RAL for awhile. 


Curry is a sweet guy who has a lot to offer. At only 3 years old, it's hard to say what his life has been like up until now. He's a bouncy active fellow, who is as intelligent as he is athletic. All of that said, he gets anxious in new situations, and would be great fit for a home with adults who can be patient with him as he learns the rules and how to be confident and trust. He is not recommended for a home with cats or children, though he would be a ton of fun for the right home.

I'm Most in Need because: I'm not the easiest placement, as I am an active guy who is not suitable for a home with children or cats. I also have some handling issues an adopter should be ready and able to manage. 



Hey there! My name's Raindrop. I am a short haired black and white male. My fur is very thick and plush so it is great to brush which is awesome because I love being brushed, anytime and anywhere. I also love to cuddle whether it be on a couch or in bed after a long day. I am kind of just a lazy boy who likes to lounge around in the sun. I am also kinda chatty and like carrying on conversations with my foster parents. I can be particular about my feline friends so I need good introductions if I go to a home with other cats. I am also a diabetic but that just means I need an injection twice a day (I am great with these, I don't even notice because the needle is so small). I am content with the simple life, the only thing I still want is a home. Will it be with you? 

I'm Most in Need because:  I am diabetic, but my glucose levels are under control and I'm doing very well with my current treatment plan! Ask the folks at the shelter for more information!



Tootles is an older gal, about 10 years old. This tiny beagle my be little, but she's a powerhouse when it comes to her ability to love. She came to RAL from Hanover County Animal Control in February 2016, in need of a little TLC and vet care. Since she's been with us heart murmur and some mammory masses, which have since been removed. Tootles hasn't let any of that set her back, though, and despite the murmur, her heart is full of love to give. Now, onto the next chapter in finding a family to share the rest of her life with happily.

I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older gal with a special heart (Murmur). Email for more information about her condition.

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