Our Adoption Process...
Step 1: Find Fido
Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.
Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.
Step 2: Complete Our Application http://sosarl.org/aa/
Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.
At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!
Step 3: Have a Talk
We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.
Step 4: Meet Your Match
If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.
Step 5: Application Screening
Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.
Step 6: Finalize The Adoption
If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).
Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!
Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.
All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.