Adoption Requirements

What to Bring

  • Photo ID with current address AND a copy of your utility bill with your current address
  • Proof in Writing that Pets Are Welcome in the Building. This can be in the form of a lease, a letter from the landlord, or an email from the landlord
  • Adopting a dog? Adopters must bring a leash, collar and harness
  • Adopting a cat? Adopters must bring a sturdy, non-cardboard pet carrier. (Bedding optional but helpful)


Bideawee spends an average of $1500 caring for each animal during their stay with us. To help offset these expenses, there is a processing fee for each adoption. In NYC, there is an additional license registration fee required for those who adopt a dog.


  • Puppies under 6 months – $360
  • Small breed adult dogs less than 20 pounds – $260
  • All other adult dogs – $185


  • Kittens less than 6 months – $160
  • Adult cats – $135
  • Senior cats greater than 7 years – $60.

Adoption Consultation

Once the Bideawee Matchmaker has gathered all the necessary information, he/she will take you through all the steps in the adoption process. Bideawee Matchmakers use the information that you provide about your habits and lifestyle to match you with an adoptable animals that aligns with your personality and preferences. Due to the familiarity that all Bideawee Matchmakers have with our animals, we can work with potential adopters to make a perfect match that will last a lifetime.

In addition, if you currently have a dog(s), please bring your dog(s) into the adoption center, where s/he can get acquainted with a Bideawee dog in a private room.


Let our experienced Matchmakers help you find your new best friend!


Become a foster volunteer and enjoy the benefits of having a pet without the long-term commitment.