ADOPTION SAVE LIVES Thank you for looking to welcome one of our great dogs into your heart and home! If you are interested in one of our loving rescues the adoption process begins with filling out the adoption application. You must be 24 or older and living in New England, NY, NJ, or PA to complete & submit the application. We do not place dogs as emotional support animals or as service/guide dogs.

Fill Out an Adoption Application

  • Completion of an Application
  • Phone Interview
  • Veterinary Reference & Personal References
  • Home Visit
  • Adoption Fee ($495 for dogs 6 months and older, $575 for puppies under 6 months, $650 for puppies spayed/neutered locally)
  • Adoption Contract

We emphasize matching the right dog to the right family so that all will have many happy years together. The adoption application is the first step, and the fastest way to begin the process is submit your completed application.


To ensure safe and loving placement for every one of our rescues, we screen all of our applicants. Once the application has been reviewed, a Great Dog Volunteer will reach you for a phone interview, and check both vet and personal references. Then we’re ready to schedule a home visit for you and your new best friend, handle the adoption fee and sign a contract.

We are dedicated to making the adoption process a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Let us match you with a GREAT DOG.