Adoption Application

We are committed to matching you with the right dog so that all will have many happy years together.

MASSACHUSETTS ADOPTERS- Please be sure to read the MA adopters tab at the top of the website, before filling out the application.  There are additional fees mandated by MA law.  

 If you are interested in any of our dogs, please feel free to contact us at smalldogrescuene@gmail.com for any questions you may have or you may proceed directly to fill out an application.  Be sure to fill out the entire application or it will not go through.  If you are serious about adopting, please place a deposit of $50 under the pink donate button on our website. Your deposit is refundable unless you change your mind about adopting after your application has been accepted and you have confirmed that you wish to adopt.  The deposit will start the process of your application and hold the dog for you.  Please allow at least 7 days for processing of applications.

We reserve the right to refuse an applicant based on the information provided, as well as the results of the application process, with or without disclosure of cause.  WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 8, NO EXCEPTIONS!!  Fenced in yards are preferable. Each adoption is based on the best home for the dog. Our Adoption donations cover: vetting, transporting, feeding, and caring for all the dogs in our program.

Thank you for your interest in rescue. Adopt don’t shop!

Please note- the adoption fee is non-negotiable and the dogs are not free.  Transportation is included in adoption fee.  You will not receive any money off of the adoption if you pick up in RI/CT.   We have already paid the transport for the dog to come up from the south. 

  • You will only need to click on the submit button once at the end of the application. If you are not instantly redirected to a new page that states we have received your application, then please move to the top of the application,  check to see if there are any errors listed in red.  Once you’ve corrected the errors please click on the submit button again.

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