Adoption Process

We pride ourselves on making great pairings between people and dogs.

Applications are not first come, first served. Our goal is to find the best possible match, both for the dog's well-being and for the happiness of their Forever Families.

We truly get to know the dogs in the Pit Stop program—their personalities shine through when they can relax in a home environment, as opposed to being stressed out in a shelter. Our foster families provide regular updates on training, behavior, and overall progress reports on each dog in their care, which in turn, allows us to make really informed recommendations to our adoption applicants. That's also why we like to take the time to get to know you—to find the ideal match for your family, lifestyle, and home.

The steps we take to find the right match

We are serious about placing our dogs in great homes. We do home checks, background checks, and one-on-one interviews with our applicants. We’re looking for adopters who will be committed to loving and caring for these dogs for the rest of their lives.

We only place dogs with people who are committed and able to spend the time and money to maintain this pet for their natural lifetime. A dog is often a 10-15 year commitment. Please consider this fully before applying.

If we do not have the right dog for you, we will help you find the one, through our courtesy postings on, or through another animal organization.