Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Adoption fees for our foster dogs are set based on the age, health, conformity to breed standard, and behavior/needs of the dog. Adoption fees typically range between $100-$700 and are not negotiable; the adoption fee rarely covers the costs of vetting and rehabilitating the foster dog. If you wish to learn more about how our adoption fees are established, click here. Adoption fees are not considered donations and therefore are not tax deductible.
Out-of-state or long distance adoptions may be permitted in some situations at the discretion of the foster home and team leader. Please note that UYR does not ship dogs via air cargo. Adopters are responsible for traveling to the foster dog’s home, either by car or plane, to pick up the dog. Some airlines permit dogs to travel with an individual in the cabin as carry-on baggage. You will need to purchase a pet ticket and pay for a health certificate if required by the airline or state. All these expenses are above and beyond the adoption fee. Before completing the online adoption application for a dog located outside your state of residence, please email the foster home to determine if an out-of-state adoption would be considered.
If you understand and agree to the conditions listed above, have confirmed that the dog of interest is located near to you, and you wish to proceed with your application, please click here to be redirected to our online adoption application.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.