Interested in adoption? Please do not apply if pets in the home are not up to date per our website requirements or are not altered. Wisconsin applications are priority, but Illinois applications will be considered ONLY if no small children (under 8) are present in the home, the home is owned, and excellent vet reference can be provided. We cannot process applications from other states, or Illinois applications where applicants rent, have small children or do not have excellent pet history.
**Please Note: Applications with incomplete information will not be processed. Examples include: No veterinarian contact information for pets in the last five years (phone number), no landlord information if renting (name and phone number), failure to include non-family references, incomplete or excluded birthdates, and incomplete names for adults in the home**
In order to proceed with the processing, all current dogs in the home must be spayed or neutered, up to date on rabies vaccination, up to date on DHLPP, up to date on Heartworm testing and preventative. All cats in the home must be spayed or neutered and up to date on a rabies vaccination or wellness exam.
Our goal is to place our rescued dogs in permanent, loving homes. By completing this form you will assist us in determining if the dog listed below or another best suits you and your lifestyle. After the application has been approved, a home visit will be scheduled. Please note that we are 100% volunteer run and our timeline may not fit what all adopters are seeking. We do anticipate an extended time for scheduling home visits that are not in the Jefferson or Dane County Area. All family members and other animals residing in the home must attend a meet and greet with our rescue animal to ensure compatibility. All adopters and co-adopters must be at least 21 years of age.
Priority is given to Wisconsin adopters and out of state applications may not be processed for dogs with a high volume of applications.
The adoption fee is $250.00 for dogs. If adopting an unspayed or unneutered dog, proof of spay or neuter must be received within 4 weeks post-adoption or when the dog reaches 6 months. If you cannot commit to altering a dog at 6 months, please do not apply. If proof of spay or neuter is not provided, the rescue has the right to revoke ownership and the dog will be returned to the rescue.
No animal will be adopted to prospective owners who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on the adoption application and/or the adoption contract. Our rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone.
If you are no longer able to keep your rescue dog for whatever reason, the adopter agrees that he or she will be returned to the rescue. The adopter may not attempt to sell or rehome the rescue dog at any point.
Once an application is submitted, the materials are reviewed by the Application Review and Collaboration Team. This team is comprised of members from our sending rescues (Houston K911, Hooves and Hounds, and Lola's Lucky Day), as well as local volunteers who support best-practice placement of rescue animals.
By submitting this application, you agree to the Terms of Adoption above.