Southern States Rescued Rottweilers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to saving the lives of Rottweilers throughout fourteen southern states of the U.S., including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Applicants must be 23 years old or older please
Step 1 : Please complete the application IN FULL; incomplete applications WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Include your CURRENT Vet's information and your former Vet, if you have been with your current for less than 6 months. If you do not currently have any pets but have owned pets withing the last 2 years, please include the contact information of your previous pet’s veterinarian.
Step 2 : Our Director of Adoptions will contact you and confirm your application has been received. Due to the overwhelming number of applications, it is taking a bit longer than usual for processing. Please contact us if you have not been contacted by us in 7 days.
Step 3 : After you have received confirmation from our Director of Adoptions, your application will then be forwarded to one of our Adoption Coordinators. The Adoption Coordinator is your point of contact during the adoption process, s/he will help select a dog that will fit great into your family and complete your reference checks.
Note: For the safety of our fosters and our dogs, we do not allow meet and greets until after processing of an adoption application has been completed.
Step 4 : A home visit will also be requested and a volunteer will be selected to contact you to schedule the visit. The home visit is an in home interview and a required part of the application process. Home visits allow us to see the environment where the dog and discuss any questions you have.
Please note: SSRR does not accept underground fencing as the primary source of confinement for a Rottweiler. Studies have shown that despite training, very strong-willed dogs, such as Rottweilers, will cross that electric barrier if their prey drive or desire to chase is strong. Further, underground fences do not keep out other animals (or people) who want to enter the yard, and therefore can allow your dog to be subjected to diseases or injuries, or to cause injury (or death) to another person or animal. This could be a source of liability for the owner, and/or result in being forced to give up your dog, or have it euthanized.
Step 5: Once the application process is completed, the adoption package goes to the board of directors for review.
SSRR is very serious about the homes our dogs are placed in and want to ensure they never end up homeless again. If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued Rottweiler!
You will receive an auto generated email if your adoption application has gone through successfully. If you do not receive the email then your application may have not been submitted properly.