Step 1 - Application for Adoption

A $25.00 USD application fee is required per application which will be collected on Step 2 of this application form.


US APPLICANTS: We have begun accepting applications from US applicants for all dogs posted on our website (unless specified as Canadian adoption only). The process will be slow as there are many additional requirements and steps for us to complete before a dog can be admitted into the US.

Please keep in mind that these pups will not be arriving in the US until their titer results become available and our only option for a port of entry at this time will be JFK. This will also be dependent on availability at the ARK for their health examination and rabies revaccination along with airline availability. We strongly prefer and request that all adopters make arrangements in order to be at the port of entry to pick up their pup. In some cases, we MAY be able to assist with further domestic transport via Alaska Airlines Cargo.

CANADIAN APPLICANTS: Due to the CFIA’s ban that has been implemented on September 28, 2022, unfortunately we are no longer able to accept adoption applications for our pups coming from Turkey. At this time only our domestic rescues (US shelter dogs) will be available for Canadian adoption to the Vancouver area ONLY due to transport limitations.

ALL APPLICANTS: After completing the application form, a non-refundable application processing donation of $25 USD/$34 CAD will be the final step to submitting an adoption application. Applications will not be processed until the donation is received. As a small team made up entirely of volunteers, we dedicate a great deal of time to each application received and encourage applicants to ensure they are prepared to welcome home a rescue dog before applying. Your application donation will go towards our monthly dog food expenses for both our pups at the garden and those in US foster homes.

Applicants are contacted once vet and landlord references have been completed. Vet references must show complete and accurate history for the lifetime of your pet and ALL clinics visited must be listed along with their contact information. If you are unable to grant us access to your records or are unable to show a complete history for each pet, we will not be able to proceed in processing your application. If submitting an application over the weekend, you may not hear back from the adoption team until the next 1-2 business days.

** In order to avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure to leave an authorization on file with your vet/landlord references prior to submitting an application.**

Thank you for supporting our rescue mission!

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