Our Pet Adoption Process

In order to adopt one of our dogs, we require an application, application approval, meet and greet, home check, adoption fee, and a contract. Sorry - we do not do out-of-state adoptions.

Step 1: Lets Begin!

By filling out the adoption application, you will answer any questions about what you're looking for in a pet. Our staff and volunteers are on hand to guide you every step of the way.

Step 2: Matching Expectations

Our team will review your application and answer questions you have about the type of pet you are looking for. Our goal is to find the best match for you and your lifestyle.

Step 3: Meeting the Animals

You can meet the dog(s) you are interested in at our adoption events which are held most Saturdays at PETCO Westwood. We encourage you to bring your family and any other dogs that you have in your home. This will enable us to properly introduce your current pets on neutral ground and make sure that they are suited for one another.

Step 4: Adoption Contract

Upon application approval, a signed agreement is required along with the donation fee. We will set up a home visit, where one of our experienced volunteers will bring your new pet into your home. This home visit will take up to one hour. The volunteer is there to answer any questions and to give you suggestions on how to best acclimate your new pet into their home

Paws For Life Guarantee

We hope that you and your pet will be lifelong companions, but we understand that life can get in the way of the best plans. That's why we are always here. Whether you need advice or have a personal circumstance or emergency and can no longer keep your pet, we are here for you. We commit to our dogs and will always be a safety net.

Adoption fees:

Adoption fees cover the costs associated with rescue, including medical care, microchip, spay/neutering and boarding and are not a purchase price for a dog:

  • 8 weeks to 6 months: $450
  • 7 months and up: $300

Adoption fee includes:

  • Shots up to the date of adoption
  • Spaying/neutering
  • Microchip
  • Collar and PFL ID Tag with unique number for your dog ( we are a 24/7 service if your dog gets out)