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.

Thank you for having an interest in adopting a rescue dog from us. Although the application may seem lengthy, please know that it is necessary to ensure the safety and happiness of the dog. We also hope the application will help you reflect on circumstances that you may have forgotten to consider in deciding to adopt.

We ask that you keep in mind that many of these dogs come from foreign countries. As such, there is no way for us to know what they may have physically endured, how they have been treated, or how they’ve had to adapt to their environment. You must be willing to give them time to adjust to your household and to life here in the US/Canada. We offer no guarantee of behavior, age, health, life expectancy, breed, compatibility with other pets, or demeanor towards children because there are too many factors out of our control, and often no way to truly test each dog. If you are unwilling to take on this responsibility, then one of these dogs will not be the right choice for you.

We want to personally thank you, along with the long list of rescuers, clinics, transporters, fosters, flight companions, and everyone who has helped with the fundraising. It takes a coalition of people committed to saving lives and working together to bring these dogs home, and you are the final stop for these tattered paws with golden hearts.

Thank you!

Tattered Paws and Golden Hearts Rescue
Washington Non-profit corporation, EIN 83-0985794
4232 Spring Creek Ln
Belllingham, WA 98226

33. This dog must not be left unattended outside, this includes in a yard where he or she would be easily accessible to strangers or animals, tied up outside a public location such as a store, or on a sidewalk. He or she may not ride in the back of a truck or other open vehicle without a locking canopy or similar secure covering. Dogs are often being stolen and used as bait dogs, purposely injured in order to obtain medication, sold on sites for money and for many other unbelievable reasons. Are you willing to comply with this?

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