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. . . )
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.
Nelly was abandoned at a local public animal shelter when she was 8 years old. Shelters are tough places for old dogs, especially ones like Nelly who were family pets, but Nelly hung in there and eventually was pulled by Gracie's Guardians and placed in a foster home. She's a distinguished old lady who would love a comfortable home of her own to live out her golden years. She's around 9 years old at this point and has the personality to match her heart, she's friendly and loving with a dash of old lady spunk that will make you laugh. Nelly is housebroken, walks well on a leash, is spayed and gets along great with all people and dogs. She's a really easy fit into a home that would be interested to reward an old gal with lots of love and attention. If you're interested in Nelly, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm Most In Need because: As a senior pit bull, Nelly is looking for a family that can see her for who she is - a sweet girl who would make a wonderful addition to your family.
Think of me as a prize in a treasure hunt! I am sometimes shy and I am not always secure if you reach for me with your hands, but I am good at head-butts. I've even been called an expert! I will warm up to you if you are patient and talk to me-having been known to hide under my bed, I have been talked out from under my bed, and even convinced to play! I love to play, and if you take the time, you will find me to be a sweet little gem! I would make a great companion for someone who needs love, and is willing to take the time to love me!
I'm Most In Need because: I've tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). I can live the solo life, with other FIV positive cats, or even with negative cats if my environment is managed appropriately. Want to know more? Just ask! Can't wait to meet you!
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.
Hi all, Milo here! I am a very nice, BIG fellow who is quite fond of chin scratches (please see photo for details). I have a sweet, laid-back disposition and I love to play! If you are lonely, searching for a sweetheart of a cat who happens to be a big ol' fuzzy snugglebug, I am waiting to meet you!
I'm Most In Need because: I do well with other cats, but I am FIV positive, which means I would have to live with other FIV positive cats OR my environment would need to be properly managed--which is do-able!