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.
We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!
We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to
a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.
It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.
Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups.
Step 1: Complete the Adoption Application. You can complete the form online - go to the 'Forms/Applications' link on the left side of the page. Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us.
Step 2: We will review completed applications, do reference checks and home visits as needed. Please remember that adopting a pup is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pups in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-10 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: When your Adoption Application is approved, we will schedule a time for you to meet the pup that just might be the newest member of your family.
***Please remember that we are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all meetings for potential adopters and fosters are done by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so most of our appointments are scheduled for Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 5 pm. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.***
Step 4: After the meeting, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the $150 adoption fee, and taking your new family member home.
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.