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We are so excited to hear you are considering adopting a Grateful Dog!

Thank you for helping us in our efforts to save our dogs and give them a chance at a new forever life.

Without your support, we would not be able to carryout our daily operations and save so many lives.


STEP one


Please be DETAILED.

The Grateful Dog is a small organization consisting of dedicated and dog loving volunteers who are helping in their free time to save lives and complete families.

While we try to be as responsive as possible, it can take up to 3-5 days to receive an update on your application.

If your application is approved, a representative will reach out to you regarding the required next steps. 

STEP two


This is a vital step to our process.

We will check 3 non-family references, as well as a veterinary reference.

Once this step is completed, we will move forward with the virtual tour home visit.

Please be sure to let your references know to expect either a phone call, or keep an eye out in their emails. 

STEP three


We will keep the drivers licenses of both the main adopter, as well as any co-adopters, if applicable. This is to verify the identity and address of our adopters to ensure safety for our pups. Please be prepared to send a copy of your drivers license, as well as a video tour of your home once requested.

STEP four

Once you are approved to adopt, and have completed the above steps, we will then put you in touch with the foster family of the dog you are interested in adopting. Please be prepared to adopt if you are applying! We do not hold dogs for any period of time. Get your questions ready and be as prepared as possible for the meet and greet. 


STEP five


Once you have communicated with the foster family and you have set up a meet and greet, it is important to remember that you are expected to adopt on the day of the meet and greet, as long as everything goes well.

To protect the safety and privacy of our foster families, our meet and greets are held in public locations.

All adoption paperwork is signed electronically and must be filled out before the dog leaves the fosters possession.

While we understand adopting a dog is a big commitment, you should be well informed and communicated with by the time you meet the dog and prepared to adopt that day.


What's included?

Fees include your dogs age-appropriate vaccines, microchip, negative 4DX test (age depending), flea/tick & heartworm prevention up to date, health certificate, transport fee north, as well as a routine deworming.

All adults are adopted spayed/neutered.

Adults/Altered Puppies =$575

Senior Dogs (8+YRS)  = $400

Unaltered Puppy = $550 with $100 refundable deposit upon proof of alter*

*Puppies who are too young to be spayed/neutered at the time of adoption will be adopted with a legally binding spay/neuter contract.

What to expect?

Once you have scheduled your meet and greet, our adoptions coordinator will send over a confirmation email which will contain the details of the meet and greet, as well as important vetting information about the dog you are potentially adopting. 

Within 24-48 hours of your meet and greet, you will receive a text message which contains the link to complete the adoption. We DO NOT want this paperwork signed in advance, but expect you should review it before the day of the meet and greet. This should be signed and paid before you leave the meet and greet with your dog. 

At this time, we are only accepting credit card payments.


Check out our incredibly deserving dogs looking for forever homes.

If you're interested in adopting, click on the application below to get started! 

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