Each dog in our rescue group is special. Each one has it's own unique personality and needs and unfortunately not every dog is right for every home. Our adoption process is designed to make sure you and your new pet will have a successful future together.

Rescued dogs are very different than animals you would receive from a breeder. In almost every case the dog will have been subjected to tremendous stress from being in the pound or being moved from their original home to new places - all in a very short period of time. When adopting a rescued animal you must be prepared to help the animal make this transition.

To ensure the safety and health of your new family member, we REQUIRE that current pets are altered, up-to-date on vaccinations, on appropriate heartworm and flea prevention, and kept indoors.  We will require physical fences for specific dogs that we feel will be necessary to ensure their safety.

View our adoptable dogs

Our adoption process:

Step 1: Complete the online adoption application. 

Step 2: STS Adoption Specialist will contact you to discuss the application.  An STS adoption specialist will check veterinarian reference and personal references.  All current pets must be altered, up-to-date on vaccinations, on appropriate heartworm and flea prevention, and kept indoors.  Physical fences will be required for specific dogs that require one for their safety.

Step 3: Once the application is approved, the STS Adoption Specialist will arrange for a visit with the animal in its foster home or at a boarding facility.   Or, the STS Adoption Specialist will arrange to bring the animal to your home for a home visit.  If the home visit goes well, the animal may be adopted at that time. 

Please Note: The entire adoption process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Please be patient with us as our team is all volunteer.

*** If you don't hear from STS within 48 hours please contact us via email at rescueteam@stopthesuffering.org to ensure your application came through. Thanks!!! ***

Stop The Suffering's Adoption Process