We want to ensure the best forever home is found for our furry friends. Please note, Peace4Paws requires a non-refundable adoption donation of $350 payable at the time of adoption . Please consider this expense prior to completing an application for adoption. 

We ask that all applicants complete an adoption application prior to meeting with our adoptable dogs. The reason that we request the application upfront is to ensure your home and family are the right fit for the adoptable pet.

Peace4Paws requires home visits for all potential adopters. A volunteer will visit to identify any potential problem areas on the property (for example, gaps in the fence) or items such as small toys, cleaning products, plants, etc. that may cause harm to an animal. The volunteer will also be able to answer any specific questions related to the adoption process and offer his/her personal experience. The home visit may occur at the same time as the adoption.

When meeting the dog we ask that all family members are present and that you bring any current dogs living in your home with you.

After you have completed the application, home visit, and met your potential family dog, you will be presented with an adoption contract, complete with a copy of the dog's vet records and, when available, microchipping information. Our adoption fee is $350. After a two week "trial period" adoption fees are non-refundable. All of this information is in the adoption contract, which is a standard contract among rescue groups.  

Peace4Paws requires that all pets adopted through our organization are spayed or neutered.  If you are adopting a puppy under 6 months of age you will need to sign a spay/neuter agreement. Once you have spayed/neutered your dog (if it is not already), mail/email/fax the documentation to the address notes on your contract.  We check to ensure that all of our rescued dogs have been altered if the dog is under 6 months of age or medically unsound to be spayed/neutered at the time of the adoption. The adopter would sign a contract agreeing to have the animal altered and receive a rabies vaccination by a specified date (30 days from when the animal is estimated to be 6 months old).  The cost of the procedure and the vaccinations are completely up to the adopter.

Peace4Paws also recommends that you have identification tags with your contact information made for your pet's collar  or have the pet microchipped as soon as possible. The dog will need to be registered in your town as soon as your dog is adopted. We hope to prevent dogs getting lost and want to take all necessary precautions against this risk. It is also easier to prove ownership in the event your dog is lost.

We will make every effort to speed up the adoption process. Please be aware that most of our volunteers have full time jobs and families and most of our rescue work is done in the evenings or on the weekends. Peace4Paws strives to respond to all questions. We ask that if you do not hear from us, please contact us again and we will handle your concern to the best of our ability.  We really appreciate that you are interested in one of our dogs, and we really want to find the match!!

Thank you so much!


The Adoption Process