Adoption Process

Complete an adoption application on our website. Your application will be reviewed & processed within 24-72 hours (processing time may be longer if the desired animal has received multiple applications). Your application must include 3 non-family character references and landlord information (if applicable) in order to be processed. Please note: ***Must be 21 years of age to apply. ***Breed restrictions apply. If an applicant resides in a city or residence where there are breed restrictions, we cannot approve the applicant for breeds that are not permitted- no exceptions. We also cannot certify restricted breeds as emotional support animals (ESA) prior to adoption. ***We do not allow applicants to adopt littermates or moms and their puppies. A volunteer will contact you once your application is processed in order to schedule a home visit. Once the home visit is completed and approved, you will officially be approved to adopt. Please note, approval lasts for 1 year unless the applicant moves residences. We will connect the applicant with the foster parent(s) to schedule a meet and greet. On occasion, we will facilitate a series of meet and greets depending on the particular foster dog. If the meet and greet is successful- and there are no concerns- we will request that the applicant sign the adoption contract & put down a non-refundable adoption deposit. Adopter will schedule with Do Over Dogs team member or foster parent to pick-up their new family member! Most of the time, the foster family will complete the adoption paperwork & contract with the adopter. Dogs must be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots prior to adoption. Adopter is responsible for paying the rest of the adoption fee at the time of the adoption. **Do Over Dogs does not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to pair dogs accordingly by selecting applicants that are the most appropriate fit. On occasion, we will facilitate more than 1 meet and greet depending on the particular dog.