Adoption Process

When you find a dog that you’d like to adopt through PRBCR, here’s how the adoption process works.

Fill out an online application with information about your family, home, pets and what kind of dog you’re looking for. Someone from our team will call your vet to make sure pets are up to date on annual vaccinations, heartworm test, and take monthly preventative heartworm medication.

If a foster feels that you might be a good fit for his or her dog, you’ll get an email or phone call. If we don’t have the right dog for you now, you’ll still here from someone at the rescue within a few days. Be sure to supply contact information on your application.

Once you and a foster have found a good match, we’ll arrange a home visit. This is to make sure you’ll provide a safe environment for a dog and to make sure that we are matching you with a great dog that fits your lifestyle.

When you and a foster think you might have a match, you’ll arrange a time to meet. The goal is to see how the dog gets along with you, your family and any other pets you have.

Once you find the perfect match, you’ll sign the adoption agreement, pay the adoption fee of $300 ($350 for puppies), and start down the road to a lifetime of happiness with your new PRBCR dog! We love happy tails and look forward to photos and updates. We always need help and hope you’ll consider joining us as a volunteer.