It is our goal to help dogs in need find their forever homes. The Dog House dogs come from all kinds of backgrounds. Some have been owner surrenders. Some have come from other rescues. We work with each dog individually before putting them up for adoption. We do our best to get to know the dogs personality, strengths, and weaknesses. We do this so we have a better chance at finding them a compatible and successful forever home.
Our Adoption Application is created to find an ideal match for our dogs and their potential owners. The list below are requirements you will need to fulfill before going forward in the application process.
-A vet reference must be provided to support a confirmed history of responsible pet ownership.
-If you rent you will need permission to adopt from your landlord.
-Three personal references we can contact for your background check.
-Talk to a trainer, dog walker, doggie daycare, etc. to have a plan in place for your dog's long-term happiness.
-Be sure to understand the breed of dog you are bringing into your home.
Once your application is submitted, our volunteers will review it. We will:
-Contact your landlord, if you rent
-Contact your Vet (Please give them permission to speak to us,
-We will talk to your references
-Contact you to discuss the animal of interest
-Schedule a home visit (required)
Our approval process generally takes 2 to 7 days. The most common delay to approving an application is not having permission to speak to your Vet or being able to connect with your references.
Once your application is approved, we will setup a time for you to meet the animal you want to adopt. Our dogs are located in loving foster homes throughout New England. You must be willing to travel to their foster homes.
We adopt each pet to the first approved and available adopter. The pet of your choice cannot be held or reserved until after your application is approved. If the cat/dog you want is adopted before your application is approved, we will help you select a new one. If you are interested in another pet, you don’t not have to fill out another application.
Adoption Fees and Contract
At the time of adoption, you must complete our adoption contract and provide payment of our adoption fees (check or PayPal). All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, are vaccinated for rabies, Bordetella & distemper, dewormed, tested for heart worm (negative) and Lyme disease, as well as treated for fleas and ticks prior to being adopted out.
Dog Adoption Fees:
-Seniors- 7 years of age and older: $300
-Adult dogs (1-7:) $350
-Puppies (6 months – 1 year): $400
-Puppies (6 months and under) who are spayed/neutered: $425