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Approval Process

Red Dog Rescue is looking for committed adopters, ready to bring a rescue dog into their life. In order to ensure that we find the best homes for our dogs, adoption applicants must go through an adoption approval process. We receive a number of applications for each dog and only one will be chosen as the successful candidate. Candidates are selected based on the dog's needs. Not being selected for the dog that you applied for does not disqualify you from adopting from us in the future. 

1. Fill out an adoption application.

This can be found on the website's menu bar or at the bottom of the profile of the dog that you are interested in. Once submitted, please expect 5-7 business days for one of RDR's adoption coordinators to get in touch with you.

2. Phone Interview.

If you are chosen as the successful candidate, you will be required to partake in a phone interview with a an adoption coordinator. The interview takes approximately one hour. 

3. Reference checks.

If the phone interview is successful, RDR will then complete personal reference checks, as well as vet references and landlord references if applicable.

4. Home visit.

The home visit is important to ensure that we are allowing our dogs to enter a safe and hazard free living space. It is also a great opportunity for the prospective adopters and adoption coordinator to chat further and gain further insight into what it is like to bring home a rescue dog. 

Once all steps are completed and approved of, you will receive a notification from RDR stating that you approved to adopt with Red Dog Rescue.  

Please keep in mind that each and every rescue dog has their own needs and therefore you may not be the best match for the dog in which you applied for. It is our duty to ensure that the dog is placed in the most suitable home.