A FOREVER HOME IS OUR GOAL
We know our dogs, and we will take the time to get to know you and your adoption goals for a successful match. Please keep in mind we place dogs based on a BEST FIT model, rather than first-come-first-served.
APPLY - Fill out a paper application at one of our events or an online application on our website.
MATCH REVIEWED -Our experienced adoption counselors will review your application and ask any follow-up questions.
MEET AND GREET - All family members meet the dog including a supervised intro with any current pets. A home check will be completed to help ensure the match.
ADOPTION CONTRACT AND PAYMENT - If the match is approved by 2 adoption coordinators then final paperwork will be completed, and we will collect the adoption fee of $350.
Adoption guidelines & criteria
All adopters must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Must live in the greater Bay Area—no out-of-state adoptions.
Renters must provide approval from landlord that dogs are allowed. Homeowners must provide proof of home ownership.
A home visit may be required.
Some dogs will require training as part of the adoption, and continued support.
Pit bull & strong breed adoption criteria
Must be over 25 years of age to adopt a Pit Bull, Pit Bull mix, or strong breed dog.
Written landlord permission or a pet policy allowing the specific breed is required for adoption approval.
A home visit is mandatory.
Training or breed experience is required as part of the adoption.