Adoption Applications

Welcome to the Black Dog Animal Rescue adoption process! 

The following information is requested so we can assist you in the selection of a new dog. This form and a consultation with a BDAR representative are designed to help you find a dog most compatible to your lifestyle.

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Complete this application in its entirety

  • Have dogs and cats in the home current on rabies vaccinations per city requirements.

  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord

  • Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet

  • Pay an adoption fee

Please note: if your pets are not current on their rabies vaccine, we will not be able to process your application. You will be asked to re-apply once this has been accomplished and can be verified by a veterinarian.

A note about our adoption fees:

BDAR utilizes a variable pricing structure for all of its adoptable animals. Adoption fees are determined based on an animal's perceived desirability, age, training or medical investment, and the length of time they have been available for adoption. Some animals are priced higher than others. These animals' adoption fees provide a legacy gift for others in the program who may need additional resources in order to get the same chance in a forever home. 

The average cost to BDAR to prepare an animal for adoption can range from $500-$1,000. BDAR's nonprofit status allows us to offset these expenses with charitable contributions and fundraising efforts, but the adoption fees we collect contribute significantly to our ability to continue this life-saving effort. If the pet you want is priced higher than another, you can feel good knowing your money is helping other animals get the care they need as well. 


Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of a BDAR pet, neither does it commit you to an adoption should you be approved.

Please allow 72 hours for confirmation that your application was received. If you do not get an e-mailed response verifying that your application was received, please contact us as we have had a rare problem not getting submitted applications through our server. Thank you.