Adoption Process

Adopting a rescue dog is a serious commitment, and we take the job of matching dogs with adopters equally seriously. Processing of an application typically takes 7 to 10 business days, but can take longer depending on the completeness of your application and availability of your references.

  1. Submit Adoption Application
    Submit your adoption application online. Our application team will email you confirming receipt of your application.
  2. TRU Rescue Contacts You
    During processing of your application, a TRU Rescue volunteer will reach out to you and your references. Please make sure all contact information is up-to-date and that your references are expecting a call.
  3. Home Visit
    We will complete a home visit.
  4. Meet Your Dog
    Meet your chosen dog to make sure they are a great furry fit!
  5. Contract
    When notified, fill out our adoption contract. This is a different form than the adoption application.
  6. Adoption Fee
    Adoption fees help us offset the costs of rescue including shelter fees, transport, boarding, and veterinary care.  For puppies 12 months of age and under, our adoption fee is $375.  For dogs older than 12 months, our adoption fee is $350.
  7. Home Prep
    Prepare your home and obtain supplies for the arrival of your dog.
  8. Delivery
    Delivery day — congrats! You are now the proud dog parent of a TRU Rescue dog!
  9. TRU Rescue Check-In
    At some point, expect a call or email from TRU Rescue to check in and see how things are going.

The TRU Rescue Team thanks you for helping save a dog’s life.