Innocent Paws Puppy Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foster based rescue. Our mission is to help decompress high volume overcrowded shelters by rescuing vulnerable mother pups, their litters, and motherless litters from these environments, and moving them into nurturing foster care situations. Once they are ready for adoption our goal is to connect these pups with a well matched, loving, and committed family.
The pups in our care come from overcrowded shelters where they were at risk for euthanization. They have either been dropped off by previous owners for various reasons or picked up by local animal control personnel. Many are confused, scared, and have unknown histories. We bring these pups into our care and nurture them by providing proper nutrition, immunizations, worming, and any other needed health care interventions required for their well-being. Each pup is microchipped, has received their age appropriate vaccinations, has been wormed, and has been spayed/neutered prior to adoption. Our goal is to find each pup a loving family committed to providing stable lifelong care. Because of this our application and adoption process may feel complex but please know that our goal is to make the best adoption choice for each pup.
Eligible applicants possess the following:
-Are 18 years of age or older and have identification that verifies your age.
-Have secured consent to have a pup by all adults residing in the home.
-If applicable, have consent from your landlord to have a pup in your home knowing any
applicable breed or weight restrictions as indicated on your lease agreement.
-For homeowners, a copy of your tax record or mortgage statement as proof that you
own your home.
-Live in a city whose breed restriction policies do not affect the pup of your choice.
-Have the financial means to care for a pup including healthy food, training, toys and a
comfortable space to rest, and veterinary bills.
-A commitment to provide a life-long loving environment for the pup you choose.
-A willingness to complete the adoption application and agree to the terms of adoption
-Are willing to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations that apply to dog
Once your application has been received you will receive a confirmation email.
We review applications in the order they are received and will contact all appropriate contacts provided to help with the decision making process.
After thorough review of your application we will contact each potential adopter to discuss next steps which may include a phone interview, home visit, and/or meet-and-greet.
Completing an application with Innocent Paws Puppy Rescue does not guarantee the adoption of the desired pup. Our decision making process reflects the desire to find the best fit for each pup based on the pup's personality, activity level, and needs. We want our pups to thrive in the best environment possible in order to prevent any of our pups from returning the a shelter situation.
We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone based on our best judgement.