Petfinder has abruptly taken away the ability for it's members to have their own preferred home page, so we will be setting up a new website shortly. In the meantime you can find our old home page saved at this link:
If you are one of our adopters coming back to look at our reference library, it's still available via the link above.
Submitting an application does not guarantee you a dog, nor does it require you to adopt a dog. It is merely a tool we use to help both you and us determine if the dog is a good fit.
If you find a dog on our site you're interested in adopting, please read the dog's description for further instructions. Some dogs listed will be in foster care with Happy Dog Rescue. Others may still be in a shelter or other rescue. The procedure for adoption will vary based on where the dog is currently residing.
Our adoption process includes an application, discussions about the dog and your family as potential matches for each other, a home visit, vet reference check, and having your family (human/canine/feline) meet the dog to see if everyone gets along.
All of our dogs live in a foster home with several other dogs and a cat. There are no children in the foster home.
All dogs adopted through Happy Dog Rescue will be vetted prior to adoption (including rabies, distember combo, heart worm test if old enough, spay/neuter, and deworming). Vetting records are provided as part of the adoption contract. All dogs adopted through HDR must be seen by your vet within two weeks from the date of adoption for a wellness check and a fecal test. We also strongly recommend a 4DX test at your post-adoption vet visit.