Applications can be submitted online, by mail, or in person at adoption events. Once your application has been submitted, we will contact your references and consider suitability. You will be contacted by phone or email, typically within 4 business days, to make arrangements for adoption contract and home visit. If a particular dog is not placed with you, it does not mean that your application has been rejected. Dogworks receives multiple applications for some dogs. Foster families always have the first option to adopt.
We do not approve applications on a first come basis as we strive for placement that is best for the dog and adoptive family. The home environment, family composition and yard are very important considerations in our decision to place a dog in a home. Some dogs do not do well with young children or cats, and our hounds require a fenced yard as examples of our decision process.
Adoption fees are variable (typically $125-$200) and are listed with the description of each dog. All fees collected are used to cover rescue expenses, including foster care and veterinary expenses. Adoption fee will be refunded if you decide that the dog is not compatible with your family within 2 weeks.
All dogs have received appropriate vaccinations, GI dewormer, and heartworm test prior to adoption. Adult dogs and puppies older than 12 weeks are spayed/neutered. Adopters of younger puppies are required to sign an agreement to complete spay/neuter by 5 months of age. We will assist with spay/neuter costs. Adopters will receive a copy of medical records when adoption contract has been signed and adoption fees have been paid in full.