Adoption Process

If you are interested in adopting a canine hero through our program, please contact the Regional/State Coordinator by email. (Click on the state where the dog is located for the corresponding email address.) The Coordinator will answer your questions, explain the adoption process, and provide you with an application. Homes for Animal Heroes is committed to placing our dogs into permanent, loving homes, and we take many factors into consideration when matching a dog with a prospective owner.

Our Coordinators work directly with each dog’s foster volunteer to screen adoption applications for compatible owners and conduct phone interviews with all interested adopters. Applicants that are considered a good match for an available dog will receive an in-home visit to ensure compatibility with the rest of the people and pets in the family. Prospective adopters will meet the dog during this visit, and the Coordinator will provide a foster report detailing the dog’s diet, exercise schedule, sleeping habits, socialization history, progress with leash training, housetraining and crate training, and other relevant information.

Dogs and adopters are matched based on best fit for one another, not by order of application received. We cannot estimate the time it will take to match dogs and applicants, but we will do our best to bring you together as quickly as possible!