How To Help

Want to Adopt?

Please list the dog you are interested in or the type of dog you are interested in adopting

If there is not a particular dog, tell us a little about what you are looking for:

If there is not a particular dog, tell us a little about what you are looking for:
Personal Information
Have you owned a dog before?
*please note, if you have never owned a dog before we will arrange a home visit prior to adoption
Are there other pets in the home?
Have you ever surrendered your dog to a shelter or rescue?
Do you:
Type of home
**Please note: if you rent or lease your home, you must provide a copy of your lease, or a letter from your landlord indicating that you are permitted to keep a dog on the premises along with any size restrictions.
Do you have a fenced area where you reside, if not how will your dog be exercised?
Have you ever crate trained a dog?
References - Please do not use relatives as references
*please note, we cannot review your application without a phone number for your veterinarian. Some offices require permission to release information to Wet Nose Rescue, so after completing your application please call your veterinarian's office and give that permission, it helps speed the approval process.

The Application Process

We ask that you give us at least forty-eight hours to complete the review of your application, at that point you may call us for for a status update.  We attempt to process and review applications as quickly as possible and attempt to match the right dog with the right family.  To check on the status of your application, call 267-684-6187.  We appreciate your patience.

Explanation of Adoption Fees

Puppies six months of age or under are a $210 donation with a $40 deposit for spay/neuter, upon complettion with a veterinarian's certificate, this deposit will be returned to you unless you choose to donate it to the rescue.  The amount due at the time of adoption for a puppy is $250, you will receive a coupon at the time of adoption for a $25 credit towards dog training through Wet Nose Rescue.  We accept cash, checks, credit and debit cards, there is a $25 fee for returned checks.  Dogs over six months are $200.

Our mission is to help you find the right dog, this usually requires some time and patience.  We will work hard to help you adopt a new companion but we need your cooperation and understanding to be successful.

As part of the adoption process, you will be asked to sign a contract in which you agree to certain conditions, including maintaining regular veterinary care, any emergency care that might be needed and mandatory spay or neuter unless determined by a certified veterinarian that it is unable to be done.

All dogs shall be given a comfortable living arrangement, fed and watered and never abused in any way including negligence.  If there is any violation, all rights of ownership shall be forfeited.