Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet from Pet Rescue Alliance. Adopting a pet is a big commitment, and we will do our best to help you through the process. Below are the steps toward adopting your new family member:

  1. Please be sure you can commit to adopting and caring for a pet before applying. This means researching the type of dog you would like to adopt and understanding their specific needs. This also means that everyone in your family should be ready to take on the financial, physical, and emotional responsibilities for caring for a new pet.
  2. Once you identify a pet(s) that you are interested in, please submit an online application. We will review your application and ensure the pet you are interested in is in fact best suited for you and your family. We would love to get back to everyone who submits an application but since we are a volunteer-based organization and have limited resources, we can only respond to applicants that we are ready to move forward with to the next step of our adoption process.
  3. Following a phone screening, if our application coordinators think you might be a good fit for the next steps, we will arrange for a meet and greet with the dog and their foster family. It is important for your entire family to meet with the dog at the time of the meet and greet. We view the pet as a part of your family and want to make sure all family members are on the same page!
  4. Our adoption coordinators will follow up with you after the meet and greet to answer any questions you may have and to talk about next steps. Our next steps may include a final screening, virtual home visit or in-person home visit depending on the dog’s needs.
  5. Following adoption approval, we will ask you to submit an adoption agreement and adoption fee prior to picking up your new furry family member! Medical records will be sent by our adoption team shortly thereafter.

Once you have adopted a pet, your relationship with Pet Rescue Alliance is not over! We will always consider you a part of our alliance. We would love to get updates about your new family member, and provide any guidance or resources you need at any time.


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