Adoption Application

You may submit the adoption application below for the specific pup (or pups) you have your heart set on and pick up directly from transport, which has several weekly stops throughout New England. When you submit your application, within 5 days we will be in touch to answer your questions and talk more about the pup you’d like to adopt!

PLEASE BE SURE to check your email regularly after submitting the application, as that is how we will issue your approval to adopt. We have several volunteers who process applications as they come in, and so if you do not respond promptly to us there is a chance that the pup will be adopted by another applicant. Until your adoption is finalized (approval, payment and contract) the puppy is not reserved.


If you would feel more comfortable meeting before adoption, we have several puppies and adult dogs at our Southbury CT Adoption Center. It is by appointment only and is first come, first served to approved homes. The pups with “meet me” beside their names on our website are the ones currently available to be met. If you’d like to visit our adoption center please fill out the adoption application below as well. There is an additional fee for meeting the pups at our adoption center because, in addition to the examination and vetting in TN, these pups receive a wellness exam in CT upon arrival, (in compliance of CT HB 5368). The pups available at our adoption center change weekly as they are adopted out and new ones arrive.

If the dog you would like to meet does not have “meet me” beside his or her name, and so is not yet in Connecticut, please also fill out the application so that you’ve expressed your interest, and an adoption counselor will review your application and be in touch to discuss when the pup will be arriving and whether the pup will be able to be met before adoption.

No matter which way you adopt, we feel that the best indication of whether the pup is a perfect match for you is not in a meeting in an unfamiliar location, but within a few days in your home. Accordingly, every adopter has a two-week time period during which they can receive a refund of their adoption fee for any reason upon return of the pup, minus a processing fee (please read the contract, you’ll find this policy there). If you aren’t happy, neither is the pup, and we rescue these dogs so we can see them go on to a home that is a perfect match!