Adoption Process

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Adopters will schedule with Do Over Dogs team members or foster parents 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. The 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.