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If you’d like to adopt a dog or cat from Aruba, it is not difficult. Many tourists befriend a dog or cat on the beach and would like to provide a loving home for the animal. ARF-Aruba can help make this process an easy one. Other animal loving tourists who would like to provide a home to a puppy or kitten are encouraged to contact us as well. There are always pups and kittens available for adoption in Aruba. While on the Island, visitors can contact ARF-Aruba for information or assistance.
The dog or cat will need to be evaluated by an Aruba veterinarian to make sure the animal is healthy enough to travel. If it is healthy, it will be given the appropriate vaccinations and the veterinarian will then provide a health certificate to allow the animal to be transported to another country. There is no rabies on the Island of Aruba so there is no quarantine period when taking a dog or cat back to the United States and most other countries.
Currently there are only two airlines willing to transport adult dogs – American Airlines and Delta Airlines. These airlines both have weather temperature restrictions for the safety of the animal that need to be taken into consideration when planning to take home an adult dog. Puppies, kittens and cats, on the other hand, can usually travel in the passenger compartment as long as the combined weight of the animal and carrier are under 20 pounds. The carrier must be a standard pet carrier approved by the airlines. ARF-Aruba can assist in obtaining appropriate carriers to transport your adopted pet. The flight fees for animals vary depending on the airline and whether the animal is going in the passenger compartment or luggage area.
We will be happy to provide information, transportation assistance or help you find a special dog, puppy, kitten or cat to take home with you.
When adopting one of our dogs or cats, we request that you complete an adoption application and an adoption agreement. ARF-Aruba does not charge a fee for our assistance and only asks that the new family assume the costs for the animal which generally consist of the vet fees and air transportation.
ARF-Aruba is a nonprofit organization that raises funds and provides care for the homeless, hungry, and neglected dogs and cats of Aruba. We work to get these animals veterinary care, food, shelter, and a forever home. We also try to spay/neuter as many dogs and cats as possible to humanely control their population. Through donations and endless hours contributed by our volunteers, we have been able to rescue many needy animals on the island