should I

adopt a pet?

Each year, approximately 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. 

Adoption Information

Find out how to adopt a pet quick & easy

The adoption/foster process from start to finish:

  • How are pets screened?

    We conduct a thorough screening of all potential adopters to ensure the best possible match between healthy dogs and adoptive homes. We make a lifetime commitment to all of our rescued dogs. Our mission does not end with adoption. We follow up with advice, support and appropriate resources to assure a successful integration of each dog into his or her new home.
  • Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?

    Prior to adoption, each dog is spayed or neutered, receives a comprehensive veterinary examination and appropriate tests and inoculations.

  • Is there an age requirement to adopt>

    Adopters must be at least 23 years old.

  • Is there a cost?

    Our adoption fees are as follows:

    Puppy 5 months and younger — $350
    6 months to 5 years – $350
    6 years and above – $200

  • Tell me about the adoption process ...

    The process To adopt a dog from DRAR, start by completing our online application. If you are unable to access our application please email us we will be happy to assist you. First we will review your application by checking your references and landlord (if applicable)and if your application is approved we will set up a home visit whereby a DRAR volunteer will visit your home to make sure it is a proper environment for an DRAR puppy or dog. All current pets in the home must be spayed/neutered. Once you are notified that you are approved you will pay the specified donation fee.
    Once you make your donation we will send you an adoption contract and make arrangements for you to pick up your puppy or dog.

    Please understand that we ask many questions during the adoption process and we screen our applicants very carefully. It might seem like we are invasive but we need to insure that we have placed each DRAR puppy or dog in the best possible home.

    If you are not ready to adopt or foster and would like to in the future we gladly will keep your application on file.

  • Is there any adoption follow up?

    We do do pretty intense follow-up care with both of our Fosters and adopters. This typically can start off with a few text messages or calls a day & taper off. We do this just to make sure that the transition is going smoothly in the home.

If this doesn’t answer any questions that you have regarding our fostering or adoption application process please do not hesitate to reach out and message us ! We love to educate the public that is a huge part of rescue.

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