You're Ready to Adopt... Now What?
We are so excited to help you find the perfect addition to your family. You will be able to find all necessary information regarding our adoption process under the Adoption Tab.
Here you will find all the information about our Adoption Process, Adoption Fees, Adoption Application and our Adoptable Dogs.
We make sure we match our dogs to the perfect home, to the right energy level and the most loving families. If you think you have what it takes to be a Misunderstood Adoptable Family, we can't wait for your Adoption Application!
The Adoption Process
Step 1 - Adoption Application
When you have found a dog you are interested in adopting, you will be asked to complete an application questionnaire. The application entails questions about your family’s situation, lifestyle and expectations as well as specific questions about the care needs of the dogs you intend to adopt, such as diet, housing, enrichment and socialization, training and veterinary care. This questionnaire helps our staff see if your lifestyle and expectations are a good match with the individual dog and what aspects of care or behavior we should provide additional education about.
Step 2 - Conversation
Once we have read through your application, an Adoption Manager will have a conversation with you to find out more information about your family situation and what you are looking for. We will also provide advice about care and behavior training at this time, as well as additional information about the dog you are interested in. This conversation is a good opportunity for us to get a sense of whether the animal is a good match for your family to ensure that you and the dog will be happy together.
Step 3 - Meet and Greet
If the Adoption Manager feels that you are a good match, we will introduce you to the dog. We require the whole family to go for a walk together to allow us to observe everyone's handing of the dog on leash.
The meet and greet will involve all members of your family's household, as well as any current owned dogs. It is important that everyone in the household is a good match for the dog, as well as any current animals living in the home, to ensure that the adoption goes as smoothly as possible for everyone.
Step 4 - Finalizing the Adoption
If everything goes well at the meet and greet and both you and the Adoption Manager feel that the dog is a good match for your home, we will finalize the adoption with the Adoption Agreement.
You will also be asked to provide photo identification at this time.