Most In Need
Meet the 10 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. . . ).
My name is Riley. I am a three year old Hound mix with very distinct and beautiful markings. I am a kind, gentle, quiet boy that needs some extra TLC, because I have had a rough life. I really like to have my ears rubbed and to just be spoken to and touched, because I didn't seem to get much attention and affection before. I am a little shy, but I will wag my tail and kiss you if you tell me what a sweet boy I am. I am also learning a lot in the obedience classes that I am taking every Saturday. I love all of the nice people at RAL and get along well with the other dogs here, but I would really like to go home to a soft, warm bed and a loving family.
I'm Most In Need because: I have been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. For more information on this disease, please visit http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/urinary/c_multi_renal_failure_chronic#.UrHztdJDuAg.
Hey there, folks. My name is Sunshine! Here's an interesting story about how I came to RAL. in 2009, staff at RAL found a box out front and a note, but no cat. The note talked about an older grey and white de-clawed spayed female who someone loved but just couldn't keep any longer. The staff searched for weeks, setting traps and walking the perimeter to see if they could find me, but never could! Then- in October of 2011 some volunteers were cleaning up the place and getting ready to go home when I figured, well what the hay! let me see if I can get some grub up in this place! So sure enough- the nice lady let me in and set me up in my own crate. After 2 years on my own, I needed a week or two to get used to the idea, but I straightened out alright and sure enough here I am! The nice staff here even made me a house cat- and I lounge in a bed in the kitchen, making sure all of the volunteers sign in and out accurately. I would be a fabulous companion for a laid back household- one with a nice bed for me to lay in- that's about it. Just a sweet little retirement pad to call my own. What do you think?! Come by and meet me today!
I'm Most In Need because: I'm a little older than many of the cats here, and I've been here the longest.
Hey, Anthony here. Want a great companion? I am young, healthy, sturdy, ready to rock and roll! Like the outdoors? So do I! I would love to hike, jog, go camping, and even just play in your backyard. I am up for any adventures. The nice people here at RAL say I would do best in a home with experienced dog owners who can set boundaries for me and show me how to use my best manners. It might be best to have a cat-free home for right now and older, more mature children might be okay. On a recent adoption event at PetSmart the great volunteer who worked with me that day said that I am very smart since I already know to sit, down, shake, and I love people and hugging. She said that I interacted well with dogs we passed or encountered. I can be mouthy like a lab and like to hold things in my mouth but will drop them. What can I say, I just really like to play with my toys and love to chase ball and run and jump. I just really want to have fun and be active since I've been in shelters for a while now. I would love to have a person or family to call my own so that I can feel close to someone who cares about me. That's what I really want. Please come meet me in person and see my winning smile! I can't wait to meet you!
I'm Most in Need because: I would do best with an experienced dog owner who can give me the structure and regular exercise I need!
Hi, I'm Lover Boy, and boy does my name do a perfect job of describing me! I'm a definite people person, and enjoy the company of my humans. I also enjoy the comforts of indoor living, including sleeping on chairs, window sills, your lap, and basically anywhere else comfortable! I am a bigger fan of people than I am of other cats or dogs, though, and might do best as an only pet. Another reason I might need to be the only pet in your home (other than wanting 100% of the attention from you!) is that I'm FIV+, and if I get into a fight with another cat, I could give that cat FIV, too. I could be a good candidate for your home if you already have an FIV+ cat and are willing to give me some time to adjust, though. Honestly, though, what I really want is a warm lap to curl up on, and someone to pick me up and give me chin sctriches! That's not too much to ask, right??
I'm Most in Need because: I'm FIV+ and will likely need to be the only pet in my house!
Say hello to Post It! He is an energetic and active boy who is ready to fit right into a new life with his new family - one who could help him learn and grow and become the best dog he can be. He would love to be with a family who could give him the exercise any dog needs. Daily walks, time in the back yard playing ball, hikes in the park--those things would be wonderful for Post It and he would be most grateful! We would recommend an experienced dog owner since, like so many of the dogs who come into the shelter, basic training would be great for him to learn the ropes of normal good dog manners and to be the best dog he can be. He would do well with older, mature children and would need to go to a cat-free home. Full of life, Post It is going to bring love and smiles into your life from the first time you see him. He is handsome, eager, happy, and waiting to meet you. If you can provide Post It with the structure he needs and the life he's been waiting for, please come by and meet him today.
I'm Most in Need because: I am a big guy with a lot of energy and would do best in acat-free home where I can get lots of exercise and continued training!
Hey guys, my name is Peaches! Some may call me an RAL Mascot, but I'm entirely too modest for all of that. I am, however, an office cat who loves to lap sit, snuggle, have my chin and cheeks scratched, make strange quacking noises (really! I do!), and perch in my special bed by the window. Some may call it the life. I'd agree with that, but the selfless folks at RAL would love to share me with someone else instead. I have so much love to give, it'd be a shame for RAL to hoard it all. Come by and meet me today- You'll be glad you did! **I'm front declawed!**
I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older gal who needs a great place to spend my golden years.
Older, quieter, sweeter, very gentle and wise, that would be our Johnny Cash. Such a wonderful dog...he knows about life, knows how to be a good dog and, especially, how to love with all his heart. That tail of his wags when he is near people. He loves all people, any size, any shape - just people who treat him kindly. They are his whole world and prefers to cuddle and be close to you than to play with toys on his own. He is truly a rescue favorite with his amazing temperament but could certainly benefit from someone who can help him regain his confidence. And there is more! Not only is he a naturally great dog, but he should also do well in a crate (if needed), walks well on leash, and should do well around other dogs and cats. This boy is jewel and really needs his forever home soon as he really does not deserve to be in a shelter. Please call, email or stop by in person for more information on this wonderful boy. You won't be sorry!
I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older guy who needs some TLC! I'm working on getting over pneumonia and a bad case of heartworm and am looking for smeone who can see me back to my healthy self!
Tony the Tiger
GRRREEEATTT to meet you! Tony the Tiger here, and I am an older fellow, but I've still got some spring in my step! I am a big, curious, entertaining kitty who is looking for a loving home with room for an old tiger like myself! I am pretty laid back and enjoy a good game of catch every now and then. I also enjoy belly rubs, and love to hang out near my people. I love my people so much in fact that I would probably do best as the only pet in the household. I am also front declawed, just so you know. So if you find big, older fellas attractive and don't mind a lot of stripes, come meet me today! Rrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
I'm Most in Need because: I'm an older fellow who would enjoy being the only pet for you!
Key Lime Pie
This little girl has all the potential in the world and just needs someone to help bring it out in her! Key Lime Pie is a sweet little thing who is currently spending time in a foster home while she gets to know the wide world around her, and that people are awesome and bring good things. We're not sure what her life was like before RAL, but we imagine she must have been through some scary things which made her unsure of whether she could trust people. She is slowly learning she can, and is making great progress in her foster home, but she still has a ways to go. Key Lime Pie will need an adopter who understands that they'll have to go slow to form a lasting bond and relationship, to build up her trust and help her learn just how wonderful the world can be! We are hopeful that she'll come to this conclusion pretty quickly, actually! If you're a gentle, kind spirit looking for the same, you'll have a forever friend in little Key Lime Pie, we just know it.
I am Most in Need because: I am learning how to trust people again and need a person who can help me along this journey!
Hi there! I'm Rudi, and I am an adorable, petite little girl with the face of a kitten and some very endearing ears! I love to relax, curl up and nap, stretch a bit and play with a few toys, and then come and find you for some scritches, snuggles, and brushing (I looooove my rubber brush so much I get to take it home with me when I find my forever home!). I have a super sweet personality and I love to talk to you--you'll be charmed by all my little noises! I can be shy around new people and need some time to get comfortable, and I prefer cuddling on my terms rather than being picked up. Most importantly, I have a condition called stomatitis, which is a chronic oral condition that can cause painful ulcers in my mouth if not treated. I am on long term medication for it, which an RAL staff person would be happy to tell you more about! But I think all that is a small price to pay for such an adorable little package! Come by and meet me if you are interested in a sweet faced, gentle, pretty kitty who would love to cuddle up with you so we can watch the world go by together!
I am Most in Need because: I have a chronic condition called stomatitis that will need to be managed after I find my forever home!