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Adoption Process

  • Review Available Pets– consider time and money as you think of the perfect fit for your new family member

  • Apply please complete the online application – first – we will answer all your questions during the processing of your application

    • We will be reaching out to:

    • 2 personal references (non-relatives please)

    • Current or previous Veterinarian

    • You! During a ZOOM video chat where you can show us around (home check), that is where we can talk face-to-face about what your family is looking for in your perfect Pet match

  • Meet and Greet - please note that all meet and greets are schedule via appointment after an online application is submitted and approved

    • Meet and greets can be conducted in one of two locations Chesapeake Beach MD, or Arnold MD - multiple pups or cats can be met during the meet and greet as long as the potential adopter(s) are compatible (there is a limit of animals that can be met at Arnold location)

    • All family memb​ers are required to attend including the family dog(s) 

    • Please bring a martingale collar and double loop leash (incorrect size collars can be exchanged for a donated collar)

    • We do not hold animals

    • Exceptions can be made pending approval 

    • Adoption fee to be paid same day unless prior approval via Cash (preferred), Venmo or Paypal (family and friends)

How to Prepare to Bring your Furry Friend Home 

  • Decompression- read about decompression prior to attending your meet and greet, this process is absolutely vital in successfully integrating your new pet(s) 

  • The 3/3/3 Rule - A general guideline for an adjustment period of a dog after adoption.

  • Research – research the breed you are applying for to ensure you are prepared to meet their needs. Check out the Important Information link (coming soon) for recommended care after you bring your new pup home


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