Adoption Process

Step 1: The Application

Caring Hearts For Canines requires a completed and approved adoption application before meeting any of our dogs.

If you are interested in a specific dog, please fill out our application and indicate the name of the dog that you are interested in adopting. Please allow 2 full weeks for a response from Caring Hearts for Canines. 

If you do not have a specific dog in mind, but would like to send in an application to have on file, there is an option to choose "Application on File." Once the application is submitted, please watch our social media to be alerted to what dogs we have available. Once you see a dog you are interested in, please email us and we will check availability, and we can proceed from there.

Caring Hearts For Canines does not have open hours to the public for walk-in meet and greets with dogs. We are by appointment once an application has been discussed with a CHFC representative. 
Email is our primary source of communication.

If you are applying to adopt, please make sure that everyone in the household is in agreement with adoption of a canine family member. If you are applying to adopt a puppy, please make sure you are ready for the time it takes to raise a puppy into a well-mannered canine family member. Time and patience is key! 


Step 2: Virtual Home Visit

Once the application has been reviewed, a virtual home visit will follow. We will be in contact to schedule it. Once the application and home visit has been completed and approval status is granted, a meet and greet will be set up between adopter and the dog. 


Step 3: Adoption Fee

Upon the completion of the application, home visit, meet and greet and the adoption has been confirmed, the Adoption Fee must be paid and any necessary waivers completed. Payment can be made online, check or cash.

The adoption fee is $200 for adult dogs and $250 for puppies. Adoption fees are not tax deductible.

For all puppy adoptions it is required that adopters send the proof of spay/neuter to once the procedure has been done. We will follow up, and require the vet record.

Caring Hearts for Canines reserves the right to disprove any adopter at any point in the process if CHFC sees fit. 

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