The Adoption Process

Thinking of adding a new family member? Our adoption process is designed to place our lucky dogs and cats with loving homes ensuring you and your new pet are a good fit!

If you are interested in having Lucky Dog Animal Rescue help you find the right dog or cat fit, please ask us about our Lucky Dog Matchmaking.

Step 1

Complete an Adoption Application Form for either a Cat or a Dog and follow the directions on the form to submit it to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. If you have a question or issue you can always email us at

Dog Adoption Form Cat Adoption Form

Step 2

You will be contacted by a Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Adoption Coordinator, who will discuss your application, identify your needs and preferences and conduct an initial screening.

Step 3

Your Adoption Coordinator will conduct any required checks, like setting up a home visit, where a knowledgeable volunteer will meet with all residents to identify any risks or items to monitor when your new pet comes home, conduct a landlord check (if you rent), and checking with your current vet to ensure your pets are up to date on their medical needs (if you are a current pet owner).

Step 4

If everything checks out, you will either be approved to adopt the dog or cat you are interested in, or Pre-Approved and Matched with some options to choose from! You can view the list of current animals online, attend one of our weekly Adoption Events to meet our pets, or you can work with your Adoption Coordinator to set up a meeting at a convenient time. If we don’t have the breed or size you are looking for, we can work with our shelter partners to find one.