Ready for a new family member? Read the information below to learn more about our adoption program!
Complete our adoption application. This allows us to find out a little more about you and determine which dog will be a match. If you are interested in a specific dog on our Adoptables page, please indicate this on the application.
Phone interview. One of our Foster & Adoption Coordinators will schedule a mutually convenient time to chat on the phone about your application. You can discuss your needs and lifestyle, and which foster dogs might be a match for you.
Home check. This is part of our screening process and an opportunity to discuss how to integrate a dog into your home.
Arrange a meet and greet with the dog(s) determined to be a suitable match. You are encouraged to bring family members and current pets to see if there is chemistry.
Cooling-off period and de-briefing with your HugABull rep. Adoption is a lifetime commitment, and we discourage impulse adoptions. We ask that you take at least 24 hours to discuss the adoption with your family.
Two week ‘foster-to-adopt’ trial period. Your adoption rep will coach you through the process of integrating the dog into your home, and will be available to answer any questions.
If the dog is a fit, the adoption contract is signed and it's official! All dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, microchipped or tattooed, and vetted prior to adoption. If there are any medical or training needs identified during the foster or foster-to-adopt period, HugABull will provide support and a transition plan for the adoptive family.
HugABull is also a resource for the lifetime of the dog, and you can contact us at any point for support.