Dog Adoption Application Process

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Our main focus as a rescue is matching up each dog with the perfect forever family. To do so, each potential adoptive family must be willing and able to provide loving attention, medical care and lifetime stability for an animal.

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered and fully up to date on vaccinations prior to adoption.

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Our Adoption Process Steps

Step 1) Filling Out The Adoption Application

To start the adoption process, potential adopters must fill out our Dog Adoption Application Online Form, which consist of a series of questions relating to their lifestyle.

Dog Adoption Form

This helps us determine the family's activity level and compatibility with the dog(s) they're interested in.

Step 2) References Are Called & Home Check Performed

Once the adoption application has been received, the provided references are contacted by phone and a home check is arranged.

This helps determine if the potential adoptive family has what’s needed to care for and provide a forever home for the rescue dog.

Step 3) Meeting The Dog & Finalizing The Adoption

Once references are called and a home check is completed, we arrange a meeting with the dog.

If an approved family wishes to adopt the dog at this time, and we agree it is a good fit, they sign an agreement and pay a one-time, non-refundable adoption fee.

Adoption Fees

  • Adult Dog: $380
  • Puppy (under 6mo): $425

The fee must be paid in full at the time of adoption by cash, Interac e-transfer, or credit card.

Step 4) Mandatory Training Classes

To help set the adoptive family and the rescue dog on a path to a successful adoption story, $150 of the adoption fee goes towards mandatory training classes with the dog trainer of your choice.

We recommend April, one of our Directors and primary dog trainer. Visit April Saulnier’s Dog Training website to learn more about her canine knowledge and expertise.

Adoption Eligibility & Additional Details

In order to be considered eligible to adopt one of our rescued dogs:

  • You must be at least 19 years of age.
  • You must have legal identification with proof of current address.
  • You must be willing and able to provide emotionally and financially for the dogs needs for the rest of his/her life.
  • You understand that all animals must be registered as pertains to your local by-laws.
  • You understand that a home visit may be required for all dogs prior to any adoption approval as part of our adoption process.
  • If you currently rent, written permission from your landlord is required.
  • If an adoptive family can no longer care for the said dog, Fulfilling Hearts Rescue must be notified, and the dog must be surrendered back into our rescue's care.

Please allow yourself the time to consider this very important decision prior to committing to adopting a pet. When you are ready to take the first step to start the adoption process, fill out our Dog Adoption Application Online Form.

To note, submitting an application is not an automatic approval. Fulfilling Hearts Rescue has the right to refuse any application and has the right to postpone or decline any adoption application or the adoption itself.

Adoption FAQs

The adoption fee for adult dogs is $380 and $425 for puppies under 6 months. This fee must be paid in full at the time of adoption by cash, Interac e-transfer, or credit card. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

Each adoption fee helps cover the costs of all procedures for the dogs in our care including tests, vaccines, spay/neuter, medical procedures, surgeries, rehabilitation and recovery. We also put $150 of this fee towards mandatory training classes with the dog trainer or obedience school of your choice. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

Each potential adoptive family must meet certain criteria to confirm they’ll be able to provide loving attention, medical care and lifetime stability for an animal. The first step includes filling out the Online Adoption Application which is a series of questions relating to their lifestyle to help match up each dog with the perfect forever family. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

If an adoptive family can no longer care for a dog, Fulfilling Hearts Rescue must be notified, and the dog must be surrendered back into our rescue's care. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

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Support Our Rescue, Buy Our Merchandise at Our Events

We are pleased to offer various branded items for sale at our local events and fundraisers.

We have everything from clothing to coffee mugs sporting our logo with all proceeds going to our rescue dogs in need!

For more information or if you're a retailer that would like to showcase our products, please contact us today!

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