THE ADOPTION PROCESS
Dogs Needing Forever Homes
We’d like to get to know you and what you’re looking for in a dog. Having experience with German Shepherds or other large breed dogs is a plus. We prefer to adopt within the Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, and surrounding areas. Renters must obtain written permission from their landlord for application to be considered.
You will receive an introductory email indicating your application status. An adoption counselor will call and have a conversation with the primary contact of the home.
3. Home Visit
You and your adoption counselor will schedule a home visit at which your household members and resident dogs must be present.
4. Meet the Pup
(this is the best part)
Once approved, you will begin meeting potential matches! All household members and resident dogs must attend this important meeting(s).
5. Adoption Agreement
Once the perfect match has been chosen, the adoption agreement will be reviewed with you, and you will be asked to sign!
6. Pay Fee
Adoption fees are: $400 for dogs under 12 months, $350 for dogs 1-6 years old, and $200 for dogs 7-years and older.*
*Special consideration may be given to individuals willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical or health related challenges.
7. Buy the biscuits and the dog bed!!
You’re ready to take your new pup home!