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.petside.com/condition/dog/renal-failure-chronic-canine.
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.
Hi everyone, I'm Guiseppe! I'm a sweet natured companion just waiting to come live with you. Young and healthy, with an entire lifetime and heart to give to you, I am totally ready to play in your backyard, go for fun walks, and stare up at you with my big brown eyes (which are simply impossible to resist!). I'm playful and affectionate, and want all the attention I can get from my human friends. Although I'm still working on my leash walking, I'm making great progress at being polite. I do love to ride in the car so if you want to go on the occasional car trips, I'm ready! A home with active, older children would be ideal, since I'm a big and active guy myself. I do prefer a cat-free home, although I might love a canine companion to play with. I'm ready to bring love and smiles into your life from the first time you meet me. Get yourself ready to say "Good dog!" a lot! Because I am one!
I'm Most in Need because: I've been an RAL dog for sooooo long, I am totally beyond ready to get out of here and find a forever home of my own!
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.
Hey everyone, Sparky here! I'm a spunky, good time boy looking for a family that loves to have fun, just like I do! Just like a lot of other Jack Russell Terriers, I'm busy and active and I love to play. But in addition to just playtime, what I want the most is a chance to bond with someone who will help me feel safe and secure and show me how to become the perfect member of a family. Walks in the neighborhood, curling up in a comfy bed, watching tv with you on the couch, playing with toys - well, those all sound like great things to me, too! I already know how to sit for treats very well, and am anxious to learn more. I'm not the best dog for a home with cats, though....they're just not my thing. Older, more mature kids would probably be best for me, too; I need people who know how to respect my space when I'm done with playtime. As with most shelter dogs, I might benefit from a little basic obedience training to help make me the best dog I can be. I would love nothing more to please you. And to go home with you, of course! Won't you come by and meet him today in person?
I'm Most in Need because: I need a home with no cats or young children, and would be best for an experienced dog owner.
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!
Hi there, I'm Chance, a wonderful guy with a sweet face and reserved, pensive, but loving demeanor. I came to RAL with skin issues and painful ear infections that unfortunately went long untreated due to financial struggle in my prior home. The good news is I'm doing much better now! I'll need some time to be able to bond with someone who can help me to overcome some fears and apprehensions. I would do best being adopted by an experienced dog owner who can give me appropriate structure and training--I am ready to build my confidence back up with the right person! I think I would make an excellent companion for a quiet home looking for a couch potato to call their own! I enjoy chewing on toys and really, really enjoy affection and attention from people. One of my other favorite things to do is to be outside, chasing after balls, and going on walks around the neighborhood. And I know "sit" already - just imagine what else I could learn with the right person to teach me! I would do best in a cat-free home, though. I know there is someone out there looking for me, to give me a second chance at a good life! Please contact us for more information or set up a time to meet me in person. Maybe you can throw some balls with me outside - I would love that!
I'm Most in Need because: I need a little extra care to help me overcome my insecurities and learn to bond with a new family.
How do you do! I'm Pepper, and I am a lovely torbie who enjoys windows and scritches! I stand out here at the RAL because of my tail, or rather, the lack thereof. When I came here, I had some babies with me; they've since been adopted, but here I am still waiting for my turn! I am a very gentle girl who loves people and could live with other kitties, too. I love to get my chin scratched, and will purr up a storm if you scratch me! I need a good home where I can be loved and appreciated for the sweetheart I am, and I will adore you too!!! Come meet me!
I'm Most in Need because: I'm one of RAL's longest residents, and I'm just not sure why! Come on, how can anyone resist my tail nubbin?!
Hi, my name's Wallace and I am ready to go home. I am an energetic but sweet, and very intelligent, young dog who enjoys spending time with people. I am eager to learn (especially when treats are involved) and already know sit, down, come, roll over, and (well, sort of) stay. I benefit greatly from regular walks or runs to work out some of my extra energy. I need a family who would love to continue my learning, especially one who will understand and help me with some separation anxiety. Not only will this kind of training make me a better companion in the long run, but it will help me and my new family to bond more deeply. I'd probably be best off in a cat-free home and with mature children. Also, it would be great if I could have a family that I could be around all day or maybe go to work with. That would be wonderful! It has been easy for the volunteers at RAL to get attached to me and my friend, Susie, said this about me, "Wallace is gentle, and is a great companion on walks. He is smart and knows a lot of tricks. He plays beautifully with just about every dog he meets. He bonds with the person who works for his friendship." Come by and see me today!
I'm Most in Need because: I'd do best with a dog-experienced family without young children or cats, who can help me become the best dog I can be--I have so much potential!
Hello all, I'm Miss Kitty! I am a very sweet, buttery-soft girl searching for a loving home filled with people who love to snuggle and play! I have a very lovely, somewhat quiet disposition and enjoy a low-key, relaxing hang-out with my people. I will purr if you scratch my ears, back, tummy...anywhere, really! I know there's someone out there who knows that beauty's not just skin deep, and can appreciate the joys of a calm and quiet kitty. Could you use a bit of sunshine in your life? Then let's make a date!!
I'm Most in Need because: I'm kind of quiet, and a little bit cross-eyed, but boy am I sweet!