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About Adopting

Around 2.7 million adoptable animals are euthanized each year in the United States

These are animals that die through no fault of their own, simply because there are too many animals and too few adopters.

By adopting from a humane society, animal shelter, rescue group or animal-control agency, you’ll help save the lives of two animals – the one you’re adopting, and the one that can now be rescued to take its place.

Adoption Application

Adoption fee is $260
($10 cash/check discount)

For puppies not old enough to alter, we require an additional $75 spay/neuter deposit. This is fully refunded when the puppy is brought back to us to spay or neuter (or when you provide a spay/neuter certificate from your vet).

The Adoption Fee

These fees are charged to cover expenses while the dogs are in our care, including:

  • Medical Care
  • Vaccines
  • Micro-chips
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Food
  • Transportation

All our dogs see a vet before they are transported to us.

These fees also help to provide care for the other animals who may have medical bills that are much higher than any possible adoption fee, and help support our organization as a whole, allowing us to continue our efforts to rehome and save dogs.

The Adoption Process

Our adoption process is easy, but takes some time since we are a volunteer based organization.


Fill out an application.  Even if you don’t see a dog that catches your eye, getting an application approved is the best way to get on the short list for any new dogs that are posted.  The application process takes 1-2 weeks depending on how many we have to process, so getting approved is important.

(Please note that having your references know we’ll be contacting them, and having your dogs up to date on all vaccinations will help speed along the approval process)

Adoption Application


Once approved, you will be notified by one of our coordinators. At that time, we can set up a meet and greet with any dogs you are interested in. If you don’t find the correct fit, you can keep an eye out for any new dogs we’ve posted and contact us as soon as you see one you want to meet. Your application is good for any dog in our system, and is valid for 6 months.


Once you meet a dog and are sure you want to adopt, with only a few exceptions (Puppies under 8 weeks, dogs newly arrived and on observation hold), you can take the dog home that day. You will need to sign an adoption contract, a spay/neuter agreement form (if applicable), and pay the adoption fee.


Pamper and love your new dog!
(and send us a picture of your dog and their new family to be added to our Adopted Dogs page!)

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How Can I Speed Up My Application Approval?

Getting approved quickly can be tough, especially if a lot of applications are received at the same time. We are volunteer based and unfortunately sometimes get overwhelmed by the number of applications that come in. We try to turn around all approvals within 1-2 weeks, but this is not always possible.

We will be contacting your vet and your references, so advising in advance to expect our call will help streamline the adoption process.

The best way to speed up all approvals is to come to an adoption event. Even if the dog you want to see isn’t there, we can try to process your application immediately since many of our coordinators are on site. It’s easier to reach references if you are available to help contact them. Coming to an event also helps in the case when you are already approved, but we haven’t been able to notify you yet.

Another way to speed up approval is to volunteer or foster. We always need more volunteers to help process applications, and while you can’t approve your own application, additional help will make the process faster for others. Foster apps can also be approved more quickly as there’s often a need to quickly house incoming dogs so we sometimes prioritize those first.

What to Consider When Adopting

Puppy or Adult
Male or Female