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Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary

Marana, AZ

Adoption Policy

Step 1 - Adoption Application and Meet & Greets
If you are interested in just meeting one of our adoptable dogs, please email us at or message our Facebook Page to see when and where our next adoption event will be held and to check if the dog will be there. We typically do not bring cats to adoption events. We do not have a facility and are 100% foster based all across Tucson and the greater Southern Arizona area.

If you would like to set up and meet & greet with one of our dogs or cats, please fill out an adoption application located on our website (see below). A completed application will be considered in order that we receive them. We will review your application and determine if the dog or cat will be a good fit for your family. We will contact you if we think the animal would be a good fit and is completely ready for adoption, but please be patient as our volunteers and fosters have full time jobs and busy families. There are many wonderful homes, and we will work with you to the best of our ability to help you find “the one.” We do consider foster-to-adopt situations as well.

Please complete an adoption application found on our website:
OR at

Step 2 - Home Check
We do require a home check as part of our adoption process. A home check is for the well-being and safety of all our animals in rescue. The home check will be done either before you take your new pet home or during home meet and greets.

Step 3 - Adoption Fee and Contract
Once you are ready to officially adopt, you will complete adoption paperwork, receive their medical records, take an adoption photo, and pay the adoption fee.
All of our pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. The adoption fee helps offset the cost of the medical care and typically covers 50% or less of the medical bill. 100% of the adoption fee will go directly back into rescue to help pay for medical and care for all the animals in rescue.

Dogs 10 and over $100
6 months to 9 years $125
6 months and younger $225 **on the rare occasion one of rescues is already pregnant
We accept cash, check, and PayPal.

Step 4 - Register the microchip and with your local county

The microchip can be registered for a one time $20 fee at or

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