About Adopting from Pound Dog Rescue

How to

adopt a dog

from Pound Dog Rescue

Buck, Adopted December 2014

About Adopting From Us

We at Pound Dog Rescue strive to find the best possible home for each of our dogs that suit their individual needs. We do not process applications on a first come, first served basis. Rather, we look for the best match for that dog and then should we have more than one ideal application we will start with the first one that came in. We hope you understand and are patient with the process. The dogs in our rescue have already been abandoned by loved ones and we are hoping to do everything in our power to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Our dogs are so important to us that we will go the extra mile to find a loving forever home for them.

We the volunteers of Pound Dog Rescue thank you for considering a Pound Dog to adopt and look forward to hearing from you.

Adoption Information

  • How do I apply to adopt a pet?

    Prior to filling out an application on a dog make sure you have read that dog’s profile in its entirety and do some research on the breed(s) of dog you are considering. Make sure that this dog will suit your home and lifestyle. If you wish to proceed please fill out and submit an application via email. Alternatively you may print the completed application and mail it to us. It is also a good idea to send us a quick email letting us know to expect your application. Be very thorough in filling out your application. The more we can learn about your family, home and past pet ownership the better. Also, be honest with yourself. Do not apply for a high-energy dog if you are not already a very active person. A dog will enhance your life and be a willing partner in your activities but a dog will not change who you fundamentally are.  A perfect match will be a dog that suits your current lifestyle and activity level.

  • Vet Q&A – Are pets for adoption healthy?

    All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested, dewormed, and micro chipped prior to adoption. We disclose any medical issues that we may discover prior to adoption so that you are aware of any short or long-term treatments/ailments that may be required. The adoption donation structure is as follows: Dogs up to 1 year old: $900, Dogs over 1yr to 3yrs of age: $800, Dogs over 3 years of age: $700, Seniors (dog specific, at discretion  of the rescue) $600. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.

  • Are there any adoptions requirements?

    We at PDR firmly believe in the importance of obedience training, regardless of breed or size of dog, and have a clause in our adoption contract requiring adopters to attend and complete a basic obedience course at a facility of their choosing. Only in certain circumstances will we waive this clause so please be prepared to attend dog school should you wish to apply for a dog through our program.

  • What are the steps for adoption?


    Upon receiving your application an Adoption Coordinator will speak with your veterinarian (if applicable) so please place a call to your vet advising them to expect our call and authorizing them to speak to us about your veterinary history.  Next an Adoption Coordinator will contact you to set up a phone interview to discuss your application and the dog further. Should everything go well we would ask that you contact your references and advise them to expect a call from us.  The final step is a meet and greet with the dog at the foster’s home where you can see the dog in an environment where it is comfortable and at ease.  The foster will be able to answer any questions on the dog’s behavior, training and routine and you can make the decision if this is truly the dog for you.

    Through this procedure we may determine that the dog you applied for is not a good match and we may make suggestions on dogs in our program that would be a better fit for your home.  The decision is yours though and we would never push a dog on anyone. We can also keep your application on file and with your permission contact you when a dog we feel would be suitable for you becomes available for adoption.

    Should your application prove successful we ask for the adoption donation made payable by cash or e-transfer. This fee helps offset the costs of veterinary care, upkeep, grooming and transportation for our dogs and is only a small fraction of the total cost spent on each dog in our rescue program.

    Once you have adopted a dog through Pound Dog Rescue you become part of our family.  We love hearing updates about our dogs and receiving pictures to add to our social media sites. We will always be there for you for advice and support will do whatever we can to make sure you are happy with your new dog.