Adoption Process ~ PLEASE READ!

1. Fill out an adoption application stating which dog you are interested in (you can fill in more than one name). IMPORTANT – make sure you enter your correct return email address.
2. All applications will receive a reply – if you haven’t received a reply within 24-48 hours, please check your junk email folder first.
3. If your application is approved, we will notify you to expect a phone call from one of our home visit volunteers to set up a time for a home check.
4. Once home visit is completed, if approved, we will send an email stating the contractual agreement.
5. If you would like to meet the dog, you can do so at one of our public meet and greets under Events, or upon an approved home check we can arrange a private meet and greet but do note – adoption will not take place the same day.
6. If agreed, we continue to adoption.

Please be advised, we want our dogs to get into their forever homes and bond as soon as we find the perfect home. This means we try to complete the adoption as soon as possible. If you are moving or have trips/vacations coming up, please wait to submit your application until you are ready to bring the new dog into your home.

Please also be patient. We are a 100% volunteer run organization, and we all have full-time jobs. Some days are busier than others, especially when a litter of puppies go up for adoption. Please do not send in more than 1 application. This complicates things for our adoptions co-coordinator and is just more for them to filter through.

Featured Dog

Why is the dog I want still being posted?

As a rescue, our main purpose is to find the best home for our dogs. This does not always mean that the first applicant is best suited. Once we receive an application, our adoption coordinator does a lot of work behind the scenes. The reason? To find the BEST home for the dog. Because we are searching for the best, we continue to post the dog for adoption even when we have received an application. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, an application doesn’t work out. When that happens we move on to the next one. If we were to stop posting a dog once the first application was received and it didn’t work out, we wouldn’t have another application to consider and it would take longer to get our amazing dogs adopted. We totally understand that this can be frustrating. Our adoption coordinator is very diligent in letting applicants know if there are other applications submitted already. That does not automatically mean that your application will not be considered – things can and do change and yours could be the next potential application to be considered. Please understand that our main purpose again is to find the BEST home for our dogs. And after over 2,000 adoptions, we’ve become pretty good at making sure this happens.

Dogs looking for their forever home


We can’t emphasize enough that every newly adopted dog remain on-leash, both inside and out, for a minimum of 14 days. As most of our rescues were outdoor dogs and strays, keeping them on-leash will help prevent them from running away as they are adjusting to their new home. At the same time it will help start building the bond between you and the dog.

If you’ve adopted an adult dog, we strongly advise that you pay minimal attention to them in the form of talking and touching for the first few weeks to avoid creating separation anxiety. While it’s a natural instinct for people to do this, separation anxiety will lead dogs to break out of their crate and cause destruction in your home.

Our advice is based on lots of experience. You can avoid a lot of heartbreak by following it.

Thank you!