So, it's kind of a bummer when you totally "click" with a pet online, only to find out that it has already been adopted. This is a fairly new problem, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, which really threw the pet adoption process into a tailspin. Representatives from AAU gave us the inside scoop on making a seamless, successful pet adoption match. Adopt in the SummerTime of year can also make an impact on how easy it is to find and adopt a pet. If you're looking for a larger dog those are a lot easier," says AAU operations director Kim Kay.