Adoption Process

Step 1 - Application

Once you find a dog that may be a good fit for you and your lifestyle, please fill out an adoption application using the button below their picture. We also have a general application with no dog name if you are interested in being pre-approved for a future match. 

Step 2 - Interview

We’ll review your application and contact you via email or text requesting a phone interview. If you are a good match, we’ll arrange an appointment with the foster home for you to meet the dog. The final step to adoption is a home check. 

Step 3 - Adoption!

If everything checks out, we’ll make arrangements for you to take your new friend home!

Our Adoption Process

Thank you for considering adopting with us! You are giving a homeless dog a second chance and by adopting a rescue dog rather than shopping, you are helping reduce the demand that drives commercial and backyard breeding of puppies. We strive to find the perfect match and are looking for committed homes for our dogs where they are treated like family for life!

We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a shelter building. All the dogs are cared for in private foster homes; therefore, in order to meet our available dogs, please fill out an adoption application and submit online. We then send you an email or text requesting a phone interview. Only approved applicants can meet our dogs because they are cared for in private foster homes. If the dog is a good match, we also conduct home checks to finalize the adoption.

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered with pre-anesthetic blood work done, vaccinated including DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella, microchipped, given flea/tick prevention and a broad spectrum dewormer. We also do heartworm testing if the dogs come from an area where heartworm is prevalent and at the advice of our veterinarian. We do our best to ensure the health of our dogs prior to adoption and will provide any and all care needed such as surgeries, dental, further lab testing, x-rays etc. at the advice of our veterinarian.

Adoption fees:

Unless otherwise stated our fees are $550.00 plus PST (Yes, even non-profits must collect sales tax on the adoption fees!)

Adoption fees are all used for dogs in care and for dogs in need coming into care. 

On average vet bills, food, grooming, medications, transportation costs etc. for each dog will cost NADRS much more than the adoption fees cover.