Adoption & Fostering

Adoption Information

Working Dogs Rescue carefully screens all human applicants and selects only those who meet the requirements of caring and truly show commitment to the health and well-being of their adopted rescue dog.

WDR requires home evaluation prior to proceeding with adoption process. Once your family and rescue dog(s) are matched and evaluated for compatibility, WDR will have you sign a contract and submit your non-refundable adoption fee.

Why do I have to pay to adopt?

If you decide to adopt with Working Dogs Rescue, you will be charged a non-refundable adoption fee to cover the expenses involved in preparing the dog for adoption. This includes spaying/neutering, microchipping, registration, deworming, vaccinations, flea protection for one month, and foster care. Further, this money help us rescue and care for other dogs in dangerous situations.

The adoption fee varies depending on the dog’s age, is payable in cash, check or PayPal, and is due when you take the dog home. All dogs are already spayed or neutered and up to date on all shots. 

Some of Working Dogs Rescue dogs have experienced abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment in their lives prior to being rescued. This could result in temporary unwanted behaviors which mask their true lovable natures. In other words, these dogs may need an adjustment period and time to decompress. For this reason, Working Dogs Rescue has instituted a mandatory 2-week trial period for adopter and rescue dog to become familiar with each other and secure in their new relationship. Working Dogs Rescue is committed to adoption success, and can provide you phone access to a trainer for assistance during this adjustment period.

If you are interested in adoption, please fill out our online adoption application so we can begin to work together in matching you with your new family member. WDR will contact you within 24 hours of receipt.

Adoption Application

I want to Adopt!

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to our Adoption Application

Fostering Information

Foster Home Application

I want to Foster!

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to our Foster Care Application

Fostering is an invaluable part of the rescue process. It is only with  the love and care provided by good foster homes that we are able to continue saving lives. These superheroes endure all the ups and downs of pet ownership, only to say goodbye as they move on to help another, cape flapping in the wind.

WDR covers the majority of Pet Care costs while fostering, including vet bills. There may be minimal cost involved as a canine foster parent for supplies (100% tax deductible), but the pay off is HUGE… Experience the joy of saving a life!

If you think you have what it takes to foster, please fill out our online foster care application so we can begin to work together in finding a loving home for one of our amazing dogs. WDR will contact you within 24 hours of receipt.

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Hello Everyone! It has been a long time since we have done any updates. Some of you know me personally many do not. We thank you for your support and following our page. My personal dog Maximus was dealing with a neurological issue since last October and when that time came I knew I had to focus 1000 percent of my time on him. So I deactivated my personal account and helped with the rescue as much as I could, leaving social media for awhile gave me so much more time to focus on him.All the while we didn't stop our mission or stop adoptions I simply didn't have time or the help to post them while caring for him.My boy has been in a better place now for 10 weeks and to be honest, it has been extremely hard on me, and just doing my best to get through each day. At least I am to a place that some pictures and videos make me laugh and smile now and it is no longer 100% tears. Trying to get caught up on things and I felt the best way to easily update on adoptions during the time I was away would be through a series of Videos. Please click on and watch. So many great deserving dogs have been adopted and in amazing homes.I will have a few more videos over the next few days to catch up everyone on all adoptions. Enjoy and again, we thank you all for your amazing support! ... See MoreSee Less
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