Triple A Marbella - San Pedro
T. +34 952 771 586

Crta. Ojén-Marbella, km 33
29600 Marbella, Málaga

Triple A  Adoption Information

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.

Why adopt?

When you decide to adopt an animal from AAA you are joining hundreds of people 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 her 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? Am I at home enough, so the dog is not home alone for too long.
  • 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?

Adoption policies.

  • You must be of a responsible age to adopt an animal.
  • You must print, fill out and sign an Adoption Request 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
  • If your new pet becomes ill, AAA will provide medical treatment if possible, except-rays etc.
  • 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.

AAA reserves the right to refuse any adoption.

Choosing a pet:

First search our website and view all the animals, if there is an animal that appeals to you note their reference number/name and take that with you when visiting us. It may be overwhelming to see the number of animals available to choose from. Take your list of desired characteristics with you to remind you of any limitations you have on your choice of animal; size, temperament, sex, age, and coat.

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 charge an adoption Fee.

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 fees 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 600 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.

To visit and see the animals at Triple A:

You are welcome to visit us with your request on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am – 2pm
Saturdays 12am – 4pm
Sundays 10am – 4pm
(No adoption paperwork is done over the weekend)

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.

Thank you for considering adoption from our shelter.

Triple A  Get to Know our Donors

Companies and associations that allow us to do our job.

These are the companies and associations that, day in and day out, provide us with their time and resources without expecting anything in return, guided only by their unconditional love for animals, particularly those that have been abandoned.

In appreciation for their generosity, we dedicate this section to their work and are proud to be associated with them.

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