PLEASE READ OUR FAQ'S PAGE & REVIEW OUR ADOPTION 

GUIDELINES BEFORE APPLYING

If you cannot meet these guidleines please do not apply 

1.) Potential Adopters MUST Reside within Chicago land and surrounding suburban areas. Homevisits are REQUIRED in order for us to approve an adoption. (Based on circumstances we may make an exception to this rule but you have to consider one of our volunteers needs to complete a homevisit so if you are very far away we CANNOT guarantee that we can make that exception.)

2.) Demonstrate the ability and commitment to provide proper care, exercise and training for the ENTIRE LIFE of the dog.

3.) Applicants such as apartment or condo dwellers must be able to provide written proof provided by the association / landlord and provide contact info of landlord. A fenced yard is REQUIRED for most all of our dogs but again it is based on each individual dog. If there is a particular dog you are interested in please email us before applying to adopt.

4.) Agree to keep the dog safely on leash at all times when not in a fenced-in area.  An adopter wanting to chain a dog up will not be allowed to adopt, NO EXCEPTIONS.

5.)All current pets must be spayed/neutered. They must also be current on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. If this requirement is not met our board of directors will take this into consideration depending on the circumstances.

6.) Applicant is 23 years of age or older. If you are not, we require another adult in the household to meet this requirement.

7.) Abide by the terms and conditions in our adoption contract


A COMPLETED ADOPTION APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE WE WILL SETUP A MEETING WITH ANY ANIMAL.  PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS COMPLETE ON YOUR APPLICATION, IF IT IS NOT COMPLETE, WE WILL NOT PROCESS IT.

ONCE RECEIVED, WE WILL REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION, HAVE A PHONE INTERVIEW WITH YOU AND DECIDE IF THIS ANIMAL IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOUR HOUSEHOLD. OUR GOAL IS TO PUT THEM IN THEIR FOREVER HOME, THEREFORE MOST ANIMAL ADOPTIONS CAN TAKE 3-14 DAYS (SOMETIMES LONGER) BEFORE ADOPTION IS COMPLETE.

All adoptions require a home visit and no animal will be adopted out until this can be arranged. Adoption donation must be paid in full by cash, credit card or PayPal before animal will be placed. 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS FOR ADOPTION FEES.

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Applying for:



Type of house:







Household setting:




Do you:



How many adults in your household (including yourself):






Does anyone in the household have allergies to animals:



Do you have a completely fenced yard (only applies for dog/puppy adopters):




If you have a fence what type:






Height of Fence:







Will dog have access to a doggie door:




Will the dog live as an indoor or outdoor dog:




Will your animal be cage / crate trained:



How many hours a day will the animal be at home alone for:







How many days a week will the animal be left alone for:





Living Status:






Have you ever owned a dog/cat before:





Is this pet a gift for someone:




List all animals you have owned in the past.

How often will you feed:





If the animal you are looking to adopt requires a particular food or diet are you willing to follow this:





Will you have human or animal visitors come to your home to visit your animal:





Will you attend dog obedience classes:




Are you prepared both monetarily and emotionally for any medical issues that may arise:



Amount you would be willing to spend for an emergency or unexpected vet visit if the animal was to get sick or get hurt:








Are you committed to providing a home for your pet for it's entire life? Could be 15+ years:



Have you ever adopted from a shelter or rescue previous to this:



Have you ever given or sold your animal to another person, animal control, shelter or rescue:



How did you hear about us:














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