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adoption information

Thank you for your interest in our dogs! The first step in our adoption process is for you to complete a pre-adoption application. It gives us your contact information and allows us to begin to get to know your household. After you submit the application, a Canine Soulmates Rescue volunteer will check your veterinary reference if you have current or recent pets, and other volunteers will review your application as well. A volunteer will get back in touch with you. We are an all-volunteer organization, so it may be a few days before you hear back, so don’t worry if you don’t hear immediately.

We will work with you to assess whether the dog that interests you is a good fit for you and your family. That assessment is different for each dog. If this is a puppy, are you prepared to continue working on potty training? If this is a dog that is still chewing, are you willing to put up with some chewed up items if you inadvertently leave something out? If this is an active dog needing a lot of daily exercise, will that work for you? Does the dog have any behaviors that would not be acceptable to you? The foster parent who has had the dog in his or her home often has the most insight to the dog. They will be able to share with you how the dog has behaved in their private home. We do our utmost to share all information, including all known medical information.

​Our adoption fee is $300. The adoption fee includes all core vaccinations including rabies, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and one year’s microchip registration. Additionally, each dog will have been tested for heartworms and will be on heartworm preventative. Some dogs may have been treated for other medical issues prior to adoption, and we will share medical information with you if the dog seems to be a good fit for you. 

​Prior to placement, a Canine Soulmates representative will do a home visit to see the environment where the dog would live. All our dogs are placed on a one-week trial basis before an adoption is finalized. This trial basis is designed to ensure that both the adopter and the rescue are satisfied that the placement is going well. ​Paperwork: If you want to explore adoption of a particular dog, please complete a Pre-Adoption Application by clicking on the link. We look forward to hearing from you!

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