Adoption Process

 

The Grateful Dogs Rescue adoption procedure is designed to find a good match between the dog and adopter. Our goal is a happy human and happy dog in a "forever home."

 

The adoption procedure includes the following:


  •  The completion of an application
  • An interview with one of our volunteers
  • A get acquainted meeting with the dog and all family members, including other pets
  •  A home visit
  • May include confirmation that the landlord, homeowner's association, and/or city/county ordinances allow the dog to live in the residence

Adoptions are local, confined to San Francisco Bay Area. If you see a dog on our website or meet one at an adoption fair that you are interested in getting to know, please complete our online adoption application. One of our volunteers will get back to you as soon as possible.  If you prefer, you may call or email us, but this can delay the adoption process.

 

Grateful Dogs Rescue charges an adoption fee for each dog that helps to cover spay/neuter surgery, shots, and other medical care given before the dog is made available for adoption.

 

The fees are (as of August 1, 2016):

 
  • $300 for puppies (up to 6 months)
  • $250 for adolescent and adult dogs
  • $150 for senior (10+ years) and special needs dog.

Disclaimer: Although Grateful Dogs Rescue strives for accuracy on the website, information can change. Please contact Grateful Dogs Rescue for the most current information on specific dogs. Also, information about dogs is based on the best of our knowledge, but no guarantees can be made about the dog's health or temperament. 

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