Our Adoption Process


We are thrilled that you are considering adopting one of our Rescue One animals!  Please review the entire adoption process below and feel free to contact us at any point with questions that may arise!


The adoption process begins when you complete an online Adoption Application, naming either one or a few of our Available Animals or providing a description of the type of animal you hope to adopt. Completing an application does not restrict you to a specific animal, nor does it obligate you to adopt. 

Once Rescue One has received your application and determined that you are a good match for the requested, the foster parent will contact you to arrange a time for you to meet the animal.  If you meet the animal and think it is the perfect fit, we ask that you take the animal home for a week before we complete the adoption process. A home check will be completed before the animal is placed in your home. We feel that it takes more than a day to verify a perfect fit for your home.  During the week you will be able to make sure this animal interacts well with your family, current pets and your lifestyle. If after your week you decide you would like to adopt, we will complete the adoption at that time and you will pay the adoption fee for the animal. Our adoption fees are as follows:

Dogs/Puppies  $150

Senior dogs/Cats  $75

All of the animals will be spayed/neutered, receive all appropriate vaccinations, be de-wormed, and heart worm tested (over 6 months of age) prior to adoption. Animals will only be adopted to indoor homes, no exceptions.

Our job is to find each of our animals the right home. Rejected applications are not necessarily a reflection on the applicant’s home, but rather based on the determination that the home is not the right match.


Before adopting,  keep in mind that many of our animals have never lived inside a home. Some dogs may never have been walked on a leash, socialized, house trained or spent time with other animals. All, even those who previously have been in loving homes, will need patience and understanding as they learn to adapt to a new life and family. Rescued animals need adopters who will not give up on them if they have accidents in the house, pull on the leash, dig in the yard or act nervous or frightened. An adoption will be successful only if the adopter is committed to seeing the animal through the adjustment period. The rewards are the unconditional love and loyalty of a wonderful companion and the satisfaction of knowing you have given a rescued animal a better life.

If at any time after adoption, you decide you cannot keep the pet for any reason, the animal must be returned to Rescue One. 


We are always updating our list of available animals.  Although we primarily rescue dogs, we do welcome feline friends on occasion.  If you’re ready to take the next step, head over to view our current furry friends now! More >


Already have a new friend picked out or an idea of what you are looking for in mind?  Head on over to our online adoption application to get started!  More >