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It is our mission to not only save these dogs from poor shelter conditions, euthanasia, and homelessness down south, but to make sure that our dogs never have to face that fate again. We have a careful screening process that consists of reference checks, a veterinary referral, and a virtual tour home visit ensuring that our furry friends stay in their forever homes for good.

We do not set up meet and greets until your application has been approved.

Our adoptable dogs are healthy and waiting on their forever homes.



Adoption Prices:

(Includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations up to date, a microchip, negative 4dx test (if 5 months or older), flea/tick/heartworm monthly prevention up to date, and a routine deworming) 


To get started:

1. Click below to fill out an adoption application. Once we receive the application, a representative will be in touch.

2. Pass reference checks and a virtual tour home visit.

3. Set up a meet and greet! If the dog is a good fit...


If the dog you applied for isn't quite for you after all, don't be discouraged! We work hard to find the best match for your needs! Your best friend is out there and we are happy to find them for you.


Adoption FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions we get about adopting. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions that aren't answered in this section!

What is the Adoption Process?

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out our adoption application that is linked above. Once completed, we will check over your application and reach out to references. If we find that you are suitable to adopt, we will schedule a time to do a home visit/virtual tour. Next, you will have the opportunity to meet the dog you are interested in to see if it’s a right fit. If you think you found the perfect dog for you, you can take your grateful dog home THAT DAY. We are not able to hold dogs due to the lack of foster home and dogs waiting to travel north. A few day grace period may be allowed but please be prepared to adopt at the time of the meet and greet.

When will I hear back about my application?

As we get many application in for adopters, it does take some time to look over each application and contact references. Please allow for a 48 hour time period before contacting us to ask about your application status. 

**Due to the large amount of applications we process as a small volunteer run rescue, it can take up to 5 days to be fully approved.**

What’s is the cost of adopting a dog?

It is $500 for the adoption fee for all ages. This includes spay/neuter, deworming, all state required vaccinations, preventatives up to date,  a collar(if needed), and a microchip.

How old do I have to be to adopt?

You must be 22 years old to adopt a dog.

What if I want a specific dog but I can’t commit right away?

Unfortunately, we do not hold dogs. We do ot have a facility and rely on our foster families to save our Grateful Dogs. If you meet a dog and want to adopt but are not prepared at that time, another family may adopt the dog. After going through the first stages of the adoption process, meeting your dog is the final step before taking your Grateful Dog home. 

What if the dog I am interested in isn’t the right fit for me?

Don’t be discouraged, just because the dog you applied for isn’t quite right for you, that doesn’t mean you have to give up! We work hard to find the best match so that you and your pup are happy. Your best friend is out there and we are happy to find them for you!

Is my dog house-trained?

Although many dogs we get are easily house-trained, it is best to assume that they are not. Many of our dogs come from backgrounds where they never had to be house-trained, but they are smart and learn quick. Take the dog out frequently and reward the dog for going potty outside. Moving locations can be a lot for a dog to handle. Just because they were house-trained in a previous home doesn’t mean they won’t have accidents while adjusting to their new home. Please be patient and understanding as your dog gets use to the home and learns the laws of the land. Some dogs may need more time to adjust; work with them, not against them. KEEP IT POSITIVE!

What is my dog’s background?

Many dogs are rescued by shelters in the south daily. Not all of their stories are known, but it is not uncommon for dogs to have suffered neglect or abuse in their past lives. We rescue dogs from the south so that those memories don’t have to be their last. Our goal is to save as many dogs as we can and help them learn what love feels like. We take in dogs who have been abused, are in need of medical help, and who have to learn that humans are not the enemy. We will tell you as much about your Grateful Dog as we know, but as you live with them you may come to find things that frighten them due to a past we are unaware of. Your job is to prove to them that they are safe and loved forever.

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