We only accept applications for dogs listed on the Available Dogs page. The weekly updates of the Available Page generally occur on the weekend.
When dogs have a “Pending” banner, it means we are no longer accepting applications for them, and they will be placed in their forever homes soon. Dogs on the Foster Dogs Page are not yet available for adoption, therefore we can’t accept applications for them.
When dogs are ready for adoption, their names and stories will appear on the Available Dogs page, and we’ll accept applications for them then. Apply for as many of the dogs as you like, but be sure to be specific about how your home and family meets the needs and special attributes of each dog that interests you. Applications are NOT kept on file.
Each application submitted must be accompanied by a $10.00 application fee. The fee is not refundable and assists us in meeting the considerable expenses incurred by our foster dogs. The fees are payable via PayPal during the form submission process.
All applicants will be notified when a home has been selected. We look carefully at each application and follow up on applications that specifically address each dog’s stated needs and best fit the dog’s temperament, health, and behavior requirements, so when you are applying, take the time to explain that you have rescue experience, for example, or you have trained a shy dog, or you have experience with dogs with allergies, if these are part of the dog’s bio. These details will help your application rise to the top. Likewise, if you have a home situation that seems a poor fit on the surface, explain the ways you might make your home work for a dog who needs a fenced yard, for example. All applicants are notified, one way or another, during or after the selection process is complete.