OUR ADOPTION PROCESS

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, the first step is to look at our dogs currently available for adoption then you must complete and submit the Adoption Application.

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If there is a match between you and the dog:

  • We will arrange for you to meet the dog. At that time, you will decide if you would like to adopt the dog.

  • ​We will contact you to arrange for a home check so we can ensure your home and yard are safe and adequate for the dog you wish to adopt.

  • Depending on the dog’s personality, you will be asked to visit the dog once or twice before we can determine if there is a match. This will be common with shy or timid dogs.

  • After that process, if there appears to be a suitable match we will contact you.

Completing the Adoption:

  • All available vet records and the dog’s history will be provided to you upon adoption.

  • Adopters must be ready to pick up their adopted dog as soon as they have been approved. We cannot hold dogs for people who have been approved but are not yet ready to accept the dog into their home.

Adoption Fee:

An adoption fee is required after the adoption is finalized. The adoption fee is non-refundable, even if the dog is subsequently returned. Adoption fees for our dogs vary depending on the age, behaviour and medical needs of the dog.

The Adoption Contract:

Before an adoption can be finalized, we will require you to sign an Adoption Contract.

It is sometimes difficult for us to determine the complete history of our dogs. Therefore, we cannot always provide accurate information regarding the medical history, age or breed of a dog. We provide all the information we have gathered, however we cannot always confirm its veracity.

Note:

All dogs remain on our website until an adoption is finalized, so all dogs listed may be applied for. Dogs with ‘pending’ beside their name have an adoption in progress and may not be available.

What if it turns out the dog and I are not compatible?

If things don’t work out between you and your new dog, he or she must be returned to us so that we can find a forever home for him or her. 

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