We are so excited to hear you are considering adopting a Grateful Dog! Thank you for helping us in our efforts to save these beautiful 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 1: Fill out an adoption application

Please be detailed. We will not respond to an incomplete application lacking of important details. Please also be patient. We are a small organization. It can take up to 7 days to receive an update on your application. Once your application has started review, a representative will reach out to you.


Step 2: Reference Checks & Home Visit

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. 


Step 3: Collect Drivers Licenses of Adopters

We will keep the drivers licenses of both the main adopter, as well as any co-adopters, if applicable.

Step 4: Communicate with Foster & Set up a Meet and Greet

Once you are approved to adopt, and we have completed the above steps, we will then put you in touch with the foster family of the dog you are interested in adopting.

Step 5: ADOPT!

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. When we receive confirmation of a meet and greet, we will send along the adoption paperwork, which is signed electronically and must be filled out before the dog leaves the fosters possession.

Please check out our


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

Dogs who have been in our program for more than 6 months as well as any senior dogs have an adoption fee of $400.

Adult Dogs (7MO-6YR)  --- $525

Senior Dogs (7+YRS)  ----> $400

Long Term Residents ----> $400

Puppies (6MO/YOUNGER)  ----> $525


Check out our AMAZING available dogs looking for forever homes. If you're interested in adopting, click on the application to get started!

The Grateful Dog