Adoption Process

If you see a dog or puppy and would like to start the process of saving a rescued animal – please click here to fill out our adoption application.

The application will be processed by an adoption counselor. All applicants go through the same screening process. We will make contact with you to answer any questions you may have and discuss the care of any current pets.

Incomplete applications will not be considered, as the information you give us on your application is essential in determining the compatibility of the dog you have requested with your life-style.

At this time, we will also conduct a vet reference to determine the care of any current & past animals including yearly vet maintenance and heartworm prevention.

ALL potential adoptive families must have up-to-date veterinary records on all pets currently residing in the home. We believe for health and temperament reasons that it is in the best interest of the dog to be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. We will not adopt a dog into a home if the current or past pet(s) have not been altered.  


If your application is approved, a volunteer will contact you to arrange an appointment for you to meet the dog or puppy you are interested in adopting. A home visit will be scheduled if the adopter and dog are determined to be a good match.  

Diamonds in the Ruff charges a small fee to adopt a pet. This fee helps cover the cost of caring for the dogs, initial vet examination (medical attention if necessary) and preparing them for adoption.

(The adoption fee for an approved application is $200.00)

** Applicants must be 25 years of age or older to adopt
** Fenced in yard required for ALL adoptions (invisible fence not accepted)

(For the welfare of our rescue dogs and for our own peace of mind, we require a fenced in yard so our rescue dogs have the room to run and exercise within the safety of a secure fenced in area)

If at any time during the dog's life you cannot fulfill your commitment, you will be required to return the dog to Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue.

**Diamonds in the Ruff Canine Rescue reserves the right to refuse adoption to any applicant**

Click here to fill out an adoption application.