Before you decide to Adopt

Take a minute to consider your options and assess what type of dog would fit with your family and your lifestyle. Be honest about what your current routine is like, and realistic about what changes you are willing to make to your regular routine to adapt to a new dog. By thinking ahead, you'll ensure a successful outcome for yourself and your potential new best friend.

Choose the Right Dog for You

Bringing a new dog into your life is a major decision. First, make sure you are ready for a dog before you start the process. It is also essential that you understand the cost of dog ownership. If you have decided that the time is right, congratulations! Now it is time to figure out what type of dog is right for you.

There are several factors to consider before you choose a dog. Most importantly, examine your current lifestyle and consider what adjustments you are willing to make for a dog. Look at the needs of your family, especially if you have children, or older relatives, or other pets. People with allergies, or those who prefer low-shedding dogs, might want to look into hypoallergenic dog breeds.

Next, think about the ideal size, energy level and age of your new dog. Just remember that getting a dog requires a firm commitment to responsible dog ownership.

We match our rescue dogs in foster homes to each applicant based on criteria specific to your application and home visit report. It is very easy to fall in love with a picture or story, but that may not truly match what you are looking for in a dog. For this reason, you may not get to meet the dog that you specify in your application. We appreciate your understanding of this policy and look forward to helping you find the perfect addition to your family. If you are interested in adopting one of our amazing dogs, Click on the I'M READY below to complete an Adoption Application.