Rescue City is committed to saving the lives of dogs in need from underserved shelters. Our loving dedicated foster network helps us provide temporary, safe homes for these dogs while we find fantastic matches that result in permanent adoption placement. We pride ourselves on offering exceptional education and support throughout the process, ensuring a wonderful experience for both the dog and their human.
Thank you for choosing to adopt with Rescue City!
Step One: Complete and submit an adoption application on our website.
Step Two: The adoption team will review your completed application. We will contact your references, landlord, and/or veterinarian (if any).
Step Three: Cleared applicants will be contacted for a phone interview/virtual home visit call.
Step Four: Review/sign the adoption contract and welcome home your new family member!
All rescue city dogs are in foster homes and we are unable to place any animal on hold while any application is being processed. When submitting your adoption application you must be willing and able to take the dog home as soon as possible. We appreciate your enthusiasm about welcoming a rescue into your family, but please make sure you do not have any financial commitments, upcoming travel plans, or lifestyle changes that may affect your ability to do so. If now is not the right time, please only apply when you are ready.
*All applicants must be at least 21 years of age to adopt.
*All applicants with roommates in a roommate household will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The adoption fees are as follows:
All Puppies up to 1 Year Old: $600
All Dogs up to 8 Years Old: $500
All Dogs 8 Years Old+: $350
Adoption donation fees help cover (age appropriate) vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries, parasite treatment, cost of supplies of food, pads, collars/leashes/beds and transport while under the care of Rescue City. As well as any additional medical or behavioral resources when necessary (x-rays, cardiograms, training, etc.). Our rescue dogs are also microchipped before adoption, thanks to our partnership with HomeAgain.
**We are currently facilitating safe, contact-free adoptions to follow COVID-19 protocols and ensure everyone’s safety. At this time, we adopt out to NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, NH, DE, MD, DC, VT, and ME.