You’re looking for a dog that you and your family will love forever.
We want our dogs to have great homes with people who love them.
Our adoption process is all about getting to know you and our dogs, so we can find the perfect match.
Our approach is personalized! We consider details such as the type of home (house, condo, etc.), children or elderly people in the home, other pets, your dog experience (first time dog owner, experienced trainer, or in between), and any special needs that you or the dog may have. We do our best to match our dogs and adopters according to each one’s needs and personalities. We’d be delighted to see if we can match you with a dog!
Here’s how it works:
1) You fill out an adoption application.
This is the first step in helping us get to know you. You’ll tell us about yourself and your family, where you live, your needs and experience, and your lifestyle. This gives us an idea of the type of dog that might be best for you.
2) We contact you.
One of our volunteers will call you to talk about your application and the type of dog you’re looking for (age, personality, etc.)
3) We do a home visit.
Seeing where the dog will live gives us an opportunity to meet you and your family in person, see where the dog will live, and answer any questions you might have.
4) You meet the dog.
If it looks like one of our dogs may be a good match for you, we make arrangements for you and the dog to meet. We usually introduce our dogs in their foster homes, so the dog is comfortable in familiar surroundings, and it’s easier for you to see what the dog is like to live with.
5) Adopting your dog.
If you and the dog like one another, we’ll go ahead with the adoption, and in most cases, you can take the dog home with you. The adoption fee is $150 to $450, depending on the dog.
6) After adoption.
We’ll stay in touch, and be here to give you advice and support for the dog’s lifetime. If you have questions or concerns, all you have to do is email or call us, and we’ll do our best to help. Our adopters become part of our BARK family! We’ll look forward to seeing you and your dog at our events!
To begin the adoption process, fill out our adoption application.
Read about our dogs here.
Do you have questions? Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions!