The Adoption Process

Step 1: Apply!

Complete the online adoption application. Let your references and vet know that STS will be contacting them! Some vets will require your approval to release information to us.

Step 2: Vet and Reference Checks

The STS application team will do a veterinary check and reference check. All animals in home must be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations for you to be considered for adoption! We will discuss any medical waivers with your vet. STS will contact you with any questions and follow up.

Step 3: Home Visit

Once your application is approved, an STS volunteer will contact you to arrange a home visit. A home visit must be completed prior to a meet and greet with any of our dogs outside of events.

Step 4: Meet and Greet

Once the home visit is completed and approved, an adoption coordinator and/or a foster will reach out to set up a meet and greet! You may meet as many pups you would like to make sure its the best match!
It is your responsibility to meet at the dog's foster home unless the foster feels it is in the best
interest of the dog to meet elsewhere.

Step 5: Adopt!

If your meet and greet goes well, you may move forward with the adoption at any time.

Note: The adoption process can take anywhere from a couple days to couple weeks. Please be patient as we are an all-volunteer organization.  However, if you do not hear from us within 3 days of applying, please feel free to contact us via email at info@stopthesuffering.org to ensure your application came through.

Adoption Fees

Puppies (6 months and under) – $400
Adults (6 months to under 8) – $300
All Seniors (8 and over) – $195