Adoption Process

Are you interested in adopting one of our rescued puppies or dogs? Great! We want to find you a perfect canine match. In order to do so, we need to learn a little bit about you and your lifestyle. We don’t mean to pry or be nosey, but we must ensure that our rescues are being placed in the best possible homes.

The following is important information regarding our adoption process, policies and procedures. Please read each point over thoroughly before submitting your application.

  1. Our adoption fee is $250.00. This fee includes lifetime microchip identification and registration, age appropriate vaccines and heartworm & flea and tick preventative. This fee also includes spay or neuter.
  2. All potential adopters must fill out an online adoption application. We have volunteers who work from home to process your application. Please be patient. The application process typically takes 48 hours. Please fill out the application completely and honestly in order to ensure that your application will be completed in a timely matter.
  3. Our volunteers will contact all of your references, including your veterinarian (if applicable) and landlord (if applicable), so please notify them prior to submitting your application to speed up the process. Be sure to check your email, including your spam folder, for a response from There’s Hope Dog Rescue. All communication regarding your application will be conducted via email.
  4. Any pets currently in your household must up to date vaccinations, including rabies, and be seen for annual wellness visits. We do not adopt dogs to homes with un-spayed or -neutered animals.
  5. All dogs placed by There’s Hope Dog Rescue are to be house-dogs. No dog will be placed in a home where they will be outside-only or farm dogs. There’s Hope Dog Rescue reserves the right to schedule a home visit to ensure the safety of our rescues.
  6. Approved applications are valid for 6 months. After 6 months, you must re-submit an application. This applies to previous adopters as well.
  7. Please keep in mind that There’s Hope Dog Rescue may have already received applications for the dog you are interested in. For this reason, the dog you are interested in may not be available once your application is finished being processed.
  8. Upon approval and acceptance, the foster parent will contact you to set up a meet and greet with the dog applied for. If the dog you applied for is no longer available or is not the right match for your home, There’s Hope Dog Rescue will work with you to find another dog that will be a great fit for you and your family.
  9. Please be advised that your entire household, including any canines or caregivers, must be present for the Meet and Greet. There’s Hope Dog Rescue does not allow adoptions as gifts or surprises. The entire household must meet the dog and be in agreement to bringing the dog into the home. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
  10. Approved applications do not guarantee adoption. A Meet and Greet followed by a home visit is the final step in placement of our dogs. There’s Hope Dog Rescue wants to ensure that the match is the right fit for all humans and canines involved.

Sound good? Then take a look at the wonderful dogs we currently have for adoption!