How to Adopt from The Sanctuary

Thank you for choosing to adopt your new family member from The Sanctuary at Haafsville. We'd be delighted to help you make the right match and adopt an animal.  We will make every effort to ensure that the adoption experience will be positive for you, your household members and your new pet.


We are open every Saturday from 10:00am - 2:00pm ET at the Dog Adoption Center (901 Nestle Way, Breiningsville, PA 18031)


DOG Open Hours – Saturdays 10am – 2pm

**Please keep your dogs at home! Do not leave them in the car. 
**Dog adoptions will not take place during this timeframe. Applications will only be taken on our available dogs. Therefore, same day dog adoptions do not occur during our Open Hours. 
**It is not first come, first served, so please do not feel like you need to be there right at our opening at 10 am - that tends to be our busiest time.
**Please do your best to have ALL (human) members of the household present to meet our dogs. We do not finalize adoptions until everyone in the household has met the dog and needing to meet additional family members can delay the process.


This is a great opportunity to meet our resident animals and the Sanctuary Volunteers and get to know more about our animals and Us!  


Adoption payment is required before taking an animal home. The adoption fees range depending on the medical needs and the age of the dog. We accept Cash, Check, or Credit Card for adoption fees. If you want to know the adoption fee for a specific dog, please email our Dog Adoption Team

Looking for a Dog?

Our volunteers look forward to helping you find a wonderful new family member. Dogs are up to date on vaccines, spayed/neutered, and microchipped. Please check out our Available Dogs page, our Dogs Available in Foster page, Pet Finder, or our Facebook page for our dogs ready to be adopted. 


Not all our animals are kept at the shelter but are cared for by our wonderful foster families, so if you want to meet or confirm whether a particular animal will be at the shelter for our adoption events, please email us in advance


Please fill out the online form or email your .pdf guardianship application to:


Please do not submit an adoption application until you are interested in a specifc dog or dogs. We do not pre-approve dog adoption applications because we believe in matching families and dogs, and every dog's needs are unique.

Dog Adoption Application PDF
NEW Dog Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [161.2 KB]

Looking for a Puppy?

Our volunteers look forward to helping you find a wonderful new family member.  Puppies are up to date on vaccines appropriate for the age, flea treated, and dewormed. Spaying/Neutering is required and mandatory when age ready.  Please check out our Available Puppies page or Facebook for the posting of puppies. When you see a puppy you are interested in, email us your guardianship application.


***Please note that puppies are in foster homes and NOT at our main shelter. Meet and Greets are set up by appointment only. You must submit an application to be considered.


Please fill out the online form or email your .pdf guardianship application to:

Puppy Adoption Application PDF
NEW Dog Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [161.2 KB]

Interested in fostering?

A foster home is simply a temporary safe refuge for rescued dogs in order to prepare them for a new home. We provide all medicine, and veterinary care for the foster animal, food and supplies if needed, and you just supply your time, energy, home and most of all LOVE!


Please only submit the Foster application if you're interested in fostering only. If you are interested in adopting or fostering with the intent to adopt, please submit an Adoption application. 


If you are interested in fostering the following criteria must be met:

  • The primary caregiver of the foster animal must be an adult
  • If you rent we require written approval of your landlord and contact information
  • Since we have open adoptions every Saturday, it is helpful to have foster homes that are local so the animals can be brought there for our adoption events
  • It is also required that your own animals are up to date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
Dog Fostering Application PDF
Dog Fostering Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [160.8 KB]

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The Sanctuary at Haafsville

Phone: (484) 285-5445


Dog Adoption Center

901 Nestle Way

Breinigsville, PA 18031

Cat Adoption Center

7209 Kernsville Road

Orefield, PA 18069

We have a great online auction! Click HERE to join our Facebook auction group!

Adoption Spotlight



Crumb was adopted through the Sanctuary at Haafsville as a kitten. She was recently returned through no fault of her own. She is understandably scared and confused. With TLC from the shelter volunteers, she is coming out of her shell. Crumb is very receptive to petting and head scratches from the volunteers. She tends to keep to herself and hunker down in a high place in the free roaming room. She will thrive in a quiet and low activity home. Crumb will need to trust that she will never be abandoned again. Crumb’s adopter will need to be patient and provide the understanding, time and love she needs to acclimate to a new home.

Crumb is 2 years old, healthy, spayed, vaccinated, negative for FeLV/FIV, litter trained and microchipped.


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