The best way to help us is by adopting one of our animals.In doing so you'll save two lives: that of the animal you adopt and that of a new animal that we'll have room for in the shelter in order to save it from abandonment on the streets or an abusive situation.
When you decide to adopt an animal from AAA you are joining hundreds of families who have added joy to their family with an animal from our shelter.
You are also helping to support all our animals and our organisation that is there for you throughout the life of your pet.
You are quite possibly saving a life—and enhancing yours.
You make a difference when you adopt from Triple A. When you adopt one animal you are advocating for all abandoned and abused animals. You are also helping our organization, where the animal you are about to rescue has been cared for, loved, fed and treated with dignity in the meantime while waiting for the forever family arrives, sometimes months, sometimes years. With the adoptions of each animal, we feel our daily efforts are worth everything.
AAA receives animals from individuals who are no longer able to care for their pets as well as animals that are lost, abused or abandoned. We are looking for people who are willing to provide permanent, loving homes for these animals.
Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment
Please make a lifetime commitment to your pet. Remember that the animal you choose has already been abandoned or unwanted at least once in its life. Dogs and cats may live 12 to 15 years or more. Your thoughtful consideration, preparation and commitment will help insure a lifelong placement.
All animals that are available for adoption have passed an evaluation based on their known history if available and their health. Animals remain available at our rescue centre as long as their good health and behaviour continue to be acceptable to normal standards. There is no time limit for how long an animal may remain in our shelter.
Before you decide to adopt
Having a pet is a big commitment. The animal will be spending years of their life with you and has to be part of the family and be treated as such.
So, before you come to our shelter, it is important to ask yourself several questions:
- Am I emotionally, financially, and personally ready to take on the responsibility of looking after a new pet? Am I ready to take on the responsibility of a pet that needs personal care and attention, daily exercise in all weathers and extra care if it becomes ill?
- Do I understand the nutritional, accommodation and health requirements of a pet?
- Have I acquired the necessary items needed to take care of this pet, and have I 'pet-proofed' my house? Have guidelines been set for the feeding, grooming, discipline, training, and cleaning up after the pet?
- Do I know what type of pet I want, e.g. species, breed or size, temperament, gender, age, energy level etc?
- Write down the characteristics you are looking for.
- We have heard many stories of people who went to a shelter with one type of pet in mind and 'fell in love' with an entirely different type of animal, and adopted him. Sometimes this worked out fine but other times the owner regretted his spur of the moment decision.
- Be sure to think carefully about what type of pet you are looking for.
- Are all of the family members in agreement about getting a new pet?
- Is my home life, family situation and lifestyle stable enough to include a pet for many years? Are you willing to include from now on the pet in the decisions the family would have to take and include it in the changes that may arise?
- You must be of a responsible age to adopt an animal.
- For dogs, you must fill out and submit the online Dog Adoption Form.
- For cats, you must fill out and submit the online Cat Adoption Form.
- Sign a contract and pay the adoption fee.
- A current photo ID (driver's licence passport or ID card) is required to process an adoption.
- All dogs, cats, will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption or in case of puppies or kittens you have to come back at the appropriate time.
- All dogs and cats, receive their microchip implant. The microchip will be registered a.s.a.p. at Triple A.
- All vaccinations for the first year are administered.
- Adopters assume full responsibility for the pet's care.
- If at any time you can no longer care for your pet and cannot find a suitable home, we ask that you return the pet to AAA. No refunds will be given.
Choosing a pet
First search our website and view all the animals. If there is an animal that appeals to you, you can request more information on that animal's page and this way we can let you know about the animal and send the adoption request form so we can make an appointment. It may be overwhelming to see the number of animals available to choose from.
The behaviour of a caged animal is not always the same as the behaviour the animal would have in a home environment. Do not necessarily overlook the animals which may appear quiet, scared, or overly excited. It is important that the whole family meet the pet, including children and other pets.
Why we need to ask for an adoption donation
Triple A is a private, non-profit organization that relies on private donations, a little help from the local Town Hall, and its own fund raising abilities to operate. We receive no government funding or any funds from any national animal welfare organizations.
The fees collected from the adoption of each animal help to offset some of the costs involved in providing care for the animals and preparing an animal for placement into a new home.Canine and feline adoption donations include:
- Microchip implant, and registration
- All necessary vaccinations for the first year
- De-worming medication
- Flea / tick treatment (if needed)
- Spay/neuter surgery
- Passport, all paperwork
For adoptions to countries other than Spain other rules apply, please contact our office for more information on this.
We have around 500 animals available for adoption on any given day. New animals are put in the adoption areas daily. If you are looking for a particular type or breed of animal, please check our website often.
When you have considered all these matters and want to adopt an animal, the first step is to submit one of the adoption forms: for Dogs or Cats.
Adoptions are done by appointment only after the adoption form has been submitted and reviewed. Plan to allow one to two hours to complete the adoption process. It may take longer, depending on how many animals you wish to get acquainted with, your previous experience with pet care, and the number of other visitors at the shelter.
To see our animals available for adoption, go to our DOGS or CATS pages.
Thank you for considering adoption from our shelter.