Why Shop When You Can Adopt?

Animal Lifeline works with a network of rescues and shelters to promote the adoption of homeless pets. If we do not have the pet you are looking for and you need advice on adoption, please contact us.

Do not shop if you can adopt!  At any given point in time, there are typically between 2,000 and 3,000 USDA-licensed puppy mill-type breeders operating in the United States. This number doesn’t include all the non-licensed breeders, which the ASPCA estimates to be as high as 10,000. The deplorable conditions, inbreeding and overbreeding of the dogs in these mills often lead to the animals having extensive health issues. The ASPCA has a great informational page about puppy mills, which covers many of the misconceptions people have about “their” pet stores not acquiring dogs from these types of breeders. Check it out! http://www.aspca.org/Fight-Animal-Cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-mill-faq. There are also additional reference materials on our Tools & Resources page.

Adopt our Rescue Animals

We have many adoptable cats and kittens that you can see on our Petfinder page.  If you would like to see them in person, many live at our adoption center and can be visited there.  See our Thrift Store page for our hours.  We also place a few dogs throughout the year.  If you are interested in adoption, please contact us via phone or email.  You can print and fill out our adoption application to bring with you also.

Adoption Application

In addition to our critters, please go see the amazing animals our local rescue and shelter partners have available for adoption.

Happy Tails

We love to highlight the happy adoption stories that come through our store.


This picture of Pippa was taken the day she was found paralyzed in a field back in May of 2012. Animal Lifeline has worked extensively with our volunteers, the Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic, M.O.M.S. Vet Clinic and the Bucks County VETS to rehabilitate this special little girl. This Valentine’s Day Pippa was taken to San Diego by one of our volunteers to go live with her new fabulous family and her five new feline brothers and sisters.

 Have your own happy ending you’d be willing to share? Please submit your story and pictures to us by email and join the Animal Lifeline Happy Tails Family!