Why should I use AdoptAShelter.com?

EVERY time you shop using AdoptAShelter.com, you earn more money for your favorite animal charity.  100% of the donation displayed on AdoptAShelter.com goes to your shelter / organization.


How do I use AdoptAShelter.com?

Visit our main page adoptashelter.com and either select a location from the drop down menu, or enter a name in the search box.  Once you find your shelter on the list – select it.  Then just click on the orange “Shop Now” button.  Every time you shop using AdoptAShelter.com, you earn more money for your favorite animal shelter.


How does  AdoptAShelter.com work?

When you shop through AdoptAShelter.com at one of our retail merchants, Adopt-A-Shelter™ is paid a commission.  Adopt-A-Shelter™ directs 100% of the donation displayed on AdoptAShelter.com directly to your shelter / organization.


How much does it cost?

AdoptAShelter.com is a FREE service to shelters, animal-related causes and you!  There is NO catch:  Adopt-A-Shelter™ is just tapping into the existing Internet economy and redirecting some of the revenue already being generated to help animals.

Am I paying the same price using AdoptAShelter.com?

Yes!  Shopping through AdoptAShelter.com is exactly the same as going to the merchant directly – prices, customer service and discounts are all the same.


What if I don’t see the shelter / organization I want to adopt? 

Go to the Add A Shelter page, complete the form and submit it.  It usually takes 24 – 48 hours for approval.

Can I adopt more than one shelter / organization?

Yes!  Simply choose another shelter / organization and click on “Shop Now”!


Is shopping through AdoptAShelter.com secure?

Yes!  AdoptAShelter.com does not require you to register with us, nor do you need to download or install anything.  We DO NOT collect any of your personal information in order for you to support the shelter(s) / organization(s) of your choice.  The only data we track are the sales commissions by shelter / organization.  We offer an optional monthly “Opt-In” eNewsletter that includes tips for your pet, extra discounts and shopping reminders.

Every merchant in the Adopt-A-Shelter™ network offers a safe and secure online shopping experience. The shopping cart, checkout process, credit card billing, shipping, and fulfillment of your order are entirely handled by the online retailer (not by Adopt-A-Shelter™), just as though you had reached their store directly. Going through AdoptAShelter.com special links simply allows us to track the donation to your shelter.

You will recognize a great number of our merchants, and others will be lesser known.  We strive to bring you the most desirable and reputable merchants, and our list of merchant-partners is growing every month.  Merchants whose conduct is not acceptable to Adopt-A-Shelter™ or our users will be removed from our partner network.


When can I use AdoptAShelter.com?

Support your shelter everyday and every time you make a shop online.  The more you shop the more help animals receive!


How much money can I earn for my shelter / organization?

Merchants donate different amounts, which are displayed by their logo.  100% of the donation displayed on AdoptAShelter.com goes to the shelter of your choice.  There is no limit on how much a shelter / organization can earn.


How often does my shelter / organization receive money?

Adopt-A-Shelter™ issues checks once per calendar quarter.  The minimum check amount issued is $25.  Funds below this minimum carry over until $25 accrues.  It takes an average of 60 days after an order has shipped (or travel has commenced) before the transaction is posted, allowing merchants time to report merchandise returns.

Can I see how much my shelter / organization has earned?

Yes!  Each donation Adopt-A-Shelter™ makes to a shelter is posted on the website. Updated donation totals are posted every calendar quarter.


Do all purchases qualify for a donation?

The vast majority of purchases do qualify for a donation.  Each merchant has their own rules and conditions, and on occasion some purchases may not qualify.  For example, many merchants do not pay commissions for gift cards or gift certificates.  Also, some travel sites offer periodic specials that do not qualify for commissions.


How can my store become part of the AdoptAShelter.com merchant network?

Please Contact Us