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Adoption Requirements

Who Can Adopt from Helpless Hounds


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must own home or have landlord approval.

  • Must have a valid ID with current address.

  • Adoption applications must be filled out completely and processed in order to adopt.

  • Must have a good reference from a current veterinarian:

    • ALL current pets must be spayed/neutered.

    • ALL current pets must be up to date on all vaccines.

    • ALL current pets must be current on heartworm, flea, and tick prevention.

  • Must have two good references from non-immediate family members.

  • Agree to a home visit when board members think appropriate.

  • Agree that dog will be an indoor dog, and not left outside a majority of the time.

  • Understand and agree to the financial responsibilities it takes to feed, vaccinate, and provide medical care. 

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

  • Sign a legally binding adoption contract upon adoption

Please Note: Helpless Hounds reserves the right to deny any application for any reason after reviewing the above requirements. We may also recommend a different dog to better meet your needs. We firmly believe in matching the right dog with the right home. We never encourage families to pick a dog based on appearance. Breed, activity level, temperament, size, and emotional needs are always a priority.

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