Adoption Process


The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an adoption application. The application allows us to see what you're looking for in a dog and make sure the dog will fit your home, lifestyle, and expectations.

Our number one priority is to find homes that are the best match for the dogs in our rescue. 

Once we receive your completed application, we will review it and contact you if we have any immediate questions or concerns. We will then call your personal references and vet reference, and landlord if you rent. We will then contact you to discuss your application and the dog(s) you are interested in. 

If your application is approved and we feel the dog you applied for is a good match, we'll put you in touch with the foster home and arrange a meeting. There are often times we approve an application that isn't a good match for the dog they applied for, and in that case we recommend dogs that would be a better fit for the home. A home visit is also required prior to adoption. 

You can download our adoption application here:



When you have completed the application, please email it to us at You can also email us for an application if you have problems downloading it.

Please keep in mind that we are an all volunteer organization, and there are times we get delayed responding to emails and processing applications. If you have not heard from us within 3 days of submitting your application, please feel free to email us again checking on its status.


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Mailing Address:

PO Box 80054

Seattle, WA 98108

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