Adoption Details

How to Adopt

If you see a dog or puppy on our website and would like to start the process of saving a rescued animal, please email us to make sure the dog you are interested in meeting will be present at our next adoption fair.  The best way to begin the adoption process is to attend a fair, meet the dogs, speak to our adoption counselors, and then fill out an application. 

The application will be processed by an adoption counselor. We will make contact with you to answer any questions you may have and review your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered, as the information you give us on your application is essential in determining the compatibility of the dog you have requested with your life-style.

At this time, we will also conduct a vet reference to determine the health of your past and current animals.  ALL potential adoptive families must have up-to-date veterinary records on all pets currently residing in the home. We believe for health and temperament reasons that it is in the best interest of the dog to be spayed or neutered.  We will not adopt a dog into a home if your current dog(s) are not spayed or neutered.  We will, however, work with you to provide resources and education to spay or neuter your dog.  Personal references will be contacted for applicants who are not current or previous pet owners.

If the vet/personal reference portion of the application is approved, an adoption counselor will contact the potential adopter to arrange a time to complete a home visit.  If needed, we will also arrange a time to conduct introductions between other animals in the applicant’s home to ensure proper placement of the dog. The adoption fee for approved applications is $200.

If at any time during the dog's life you cannot fulfill your commitment, you will be required to return the dog to Stepping Stones Canine Rescue.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

Stepping Stones Canine Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant.

Dog and Puppy Adoption Fee $200 Includes:
Basic Health Exam by Veterinarian
Age-Appropriate Vaccinations
Initial De-worming
Heartworm Test