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. . . ).
Lover Boy is a very aptly named cat! This big boy loves giving affection and getting it back in return. Some of his favorite daily activities include sitting in your lap, snuggling with you, or just being by your side. Lover Boy also loves his food, although we’re trying to help him understand that getting some of that extra weight off will make him feel much better! This is especially true because this handsome kity arrived at RAL with an old hip injury, and has since undergone surgery to correct it. He still walks with a limp, and some daily exercise and playtime in his home will help ensure he works those muscles and stays limber and lithe. He spent some time in a foster home after his surgery, where he made friends with the foster’s other cats and her dogs! There’s one more thing that makes Lover Boy special: he is an FIV+ cat. This does not mean that he can’t live with other animals, or that he won’t live a long and healthy life. It does mean he would do best as an indoor-only cat and should get regular check-ups at the vet. Feel free to contact RAL for more information on FIV in cats!
I'm Most in Need because: I'm FIV+, but I can still live a full and happy life!
Hi there! I'm Baldwin! I'm a sweet hound dog who enjoys gentle petting and being around my person. I enjoy the company of other dogs, too! I love a good romp in the backyard with people or dogs, it doesn't matter to me as long as we're having fun. I appear to do fine around cats, too! I need someone who can be patient and gentle with me at first, to reassure me that life isn't as scary as I think it is. I'm just a little hesitant right now, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to play. I'll also settle near you when it's time to relax, and I did fine here in a crate. Come meet me today!
I'm Most in Need because: I need someone to help me build my confidence!
Helllooooooooo, everyone, I am Kristen Wiig! You will probably not mistake me for the actress, though I am a devoted fan of "Bridesmaids." I like it because she plays a cool chick who hits her bottom and sort of meanders back up. I can relate to that. I’m a little "Wigged out" here at the shelter because I have been through a lot. It takes me a little time to trust and I really like things to stay the same. I like to find my corner of the world and just hang out there and observe the world around me, maybe take a nap once I get comfortable. I am a smart girl who has seen a lot and I think I’d like a human of my own like that. Once we independent gals (or guy!) get to know each other, we can binge watch my namesake and eat mackerel together (good stuff!). I am ready to meander back up into a safe place with you. So come and adopt me already!
I'm Most in Need because: I need some time to get to know a person before I open up, but if you're patient I promise I'll be worth it!
Hello! My name is Terrence and I have a lot of energy! I love to play with toys and run around in the backyard. I'm a people oriented dog, so let's go throw a ball around and be best pals! I need someone who will help me release all of my energy. Need a running buddy? I'm your guy! I also exhibited some guarding behaviors, so I wouldn't do very well in a home with children. I'm a fast learner and I already know sit! Come meet me today and I'll show you what I'm made of!
I'm Most in Need because: I am a very intense guarder with food, rawhides and toys. I need someone who will work with me on this, and give me the opportunity to expend some of my energy!
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'd 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!