Adoption Application

CompleteĀ the adoption application below

to start the approval process

ADOPTION POLICIES
  • Must be at least 21
  • All applicants who live in a rental property must provide contact information for their landlord, and have approval from the landlord to have a pet at the residence listed on the adoption application
  • Applicants must allow Dogs Deserve Better to conduct a home visit to confirm that your home will be a good environment for a new dog
  • All animals in the applicantā€™s household must be spayed/neutered and up to date on all vaccines before consideration
  • All adults living in the home must meet the dog and be in agreement about adoption
  • Applicants must be willing to keep their new dog and current family pets as indoor pets
  • All adoptive families will provide all medical care and treatment needed for the dog including, but not limited to, yearly medical checkups, vaccines, and preventative heartworm medication
  • Dogs will be adopted only as a personal companion and not as a gift, working animal, or guard dog
  • Priority will be given to applicants in the Washington, DC metro area
  • A fenced yard is ideal for dogs, but is NOT a requirement for adoption unless specified
  • Because young puppies require intensive training and care, we cannot place puppies younger than five months of age in a home where someone is consistently absent from the home for long periods of time
  • In the event an adoption does not work out, applicants must agree to return the dog to Dogs Deserve Better rather than rehoming the dog themselves