Adoption Frequently Asked Questions
Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog! By choosing to rescue, you save not only the life of the dog you adopt but also the life of the dog who will take his/her place within the rescue. Our goal is to select the best possible applicant for each dog, who will provide them the best chance at a long and happy life in one home. We never want our animals to wind up back in a shelter or otherwise abandoned, which is why it is our policy to always take back our dogs if the need arises. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 2 weeks or 2 years they are always welcome!
If you are interested in applying for one of our rescue dogs please fill in our Adoption Application. It is important, if you’ve had an animal within the last 5 years, that your vet reference is listed. Also, please be sure to list personal references outside of your immediate family. A friend, neighbor or co-worker are always great choices!
You can check out all of our wonderful dogs and their adoption fees on our Available Dogs page!
Can I Stop By to Visit the Dogs?
We are a strong foster rescue group which means many of our dogs are in a foster home. While we do have some dogs in our facility, we do require an appointment for all meet & greets and adoptions. If you are interested in visiting our dogs, please fill out an adoption application! One of our amazing volunteers will be in touch with you after their initial review to discuss any questions they may have and to set up a visit.
How Long Will my Application take to Process?
While we know you are very excited to add a member to your family, please keep in mind that the application process can take some time. The time to process your application varies on the amount of applications we’ve received, as well as, how long it takes to get in touch with your vet and other references. Due to high volumes of applications, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Please keep in mind all applications are processed in the order they are received. If you have any questions about your application, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much is the Adoption Fee (and what does it cover)?
We offer a variable adoption fee structure. Variable adoption pricing allows us to provide top quality care for all animals. Adoption fees are based on several factors such as, age, size, breed or temperament. Having a higher adoption fee for some animals who find a home quickly enables us to create a financial legacy for those animals in needs of lifesaving medical and behavioral intervention. Our basic adoption includes a veterinary and behavior screening/testing, spay/neuter surgery, all initial vaccinations and a microchip.
I haven’t heard anything about my application and its been a week!
While we try to answer every single email and review each applications, there are days where we receive over 100 emails. Due to the high volumes of adoption applications and emails, there’s no way our volunteers can keep up with such a volume (we’re only human). Please send us a reminder email if you have any questions about a dog, your application, or about our adoption process! You can email us at email@example.com!
Why do some dogs require another dog in the home or a fenced in yard?
Most of the time when we ask that there is another dog in the home or that the home has a fenced in yard it is due to the dogs personality. For instance, shy dogs almost always do better when there is another dog around and gives the shy dog more confidence to interact with new people and try new things. Shy dogs are also typically a flight risk, meaning if they get scared they are more likely to run away, which is why a fenced in yard is very important. Other reasons might be that a dog is happier when there are other dogs around or the dog is very curious and likely to follow their nose (which can also result in a lost dog).
I’m Not Sure if I am Ready to Adopt.
That’s okay! Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility. If you don’t think you are ready to adopt just yet, you can always foster! For more information please check out our Foster Information page and please fill out a Foster Application!
Please Note: While we aim to please our adopters, our primary concern is the welfare of our dogs. We reserve the right to deny an application for reasons listed on or off of our adoption requirements list. This is not a reflection on you or your character, so please respect our decisions.