Thank you for your interest in our dogs!  Our adoption process is fairly simple.  We ask that you complete a pre-adoption application.  It allows us to get to know you quickly.  After you submit the application, a Canine Soulmates Rescue volunteer will review and get back to you very soon.  We will be asking some questions and help you assess whether the dog that you are interested in is a good fit for you and your family.  Our preference is that you make arrangements to meet at one of our Saturday adoption “Meet and Greet” events, held at Petco, twice monthly.  Sometimes, we will make arrangements to meet at another venue if no event is being held that weekend or if you will not be available to attend on a Saturday.  However, our organization is run entirely by volunteers — many of whom work outside the home.  Please understand that you will need to work within their schedules, too.   

After you have met the dog and we have met you, we continue our assessment to see if this a good fit for not only you but our dog or pup.  If this is a puppy, are you prepared to continue working on potty training?  If this is a dog that is still chewing, are you willing to put up with some chewed up items – if you inadvertently leave something out?  The foster parent who has had the dog in their home, often, has the most insight to the dog.  They will be able to share with you how the dog has behaved in their private home.  We do our utmost to share all information, including all known medical information. 


Our adoption donation is $250 if paying by cash or check; and $265 if using a credit or debit card. Puppies are $300 if paying by cash or check; and $315 if using a credit or debit card. There is a $30 non-sufficient check fee. The adoption donation includes:  spay/neuter, microchip including 1 year of registration and all core vaccinations which includes the rabies vaccination.  Our dogs have also been tested for Heart worms and will be on heart worm preventative.  Some dogs may been groomed prior to adoption if severely matted.  Some dogs may have been treated for other medical issues prior to adoption. 

 All of our dogs are placed on a one-week trial basis — if the home check has been approved by Canine Soulmates Rescue representative/volunteers.  This trial basis is designed to ensure that both the adopter and Rescue is satisfied that the placement is going well.

Paperwork:  A Pre-Adoption Information form is required to be completed by each prospective adoptive family.  It may be completed on line or in person.  As well, we are going to request to see a copy of your current dogs vaccination and heart worm preventative records, if you presently are a pet owner.  You may scan it in and send it to us – just ensure that your name is on the paperwork or simply bring to an adoption event with you.  We will also be contacting your vet for additional information.