Adopt

ADOPTION PROCESS:

  1. Fill out an application: Apply to Adopt a Dog OR Apply to Adopt a Cat

  2. We will review and reply to your application with questions or an approval within 72 hours. Please be patient. You may contact us via email after 72 hours if you haven't heard back by filling out the Contact Us form.

  3. After approval, your contact information will be sent to the pet's foster OR to an adoption representative at the rescue if the animal is not in a foster home. They will contact you within 48 hours with more information and to arrange to meet the pet. If you're out of state, we can send videos or do a video call to meet the pet.

  4. To finalize adoption after the above steps, go to the pet's profile on our site and click Pay Adoption Fee. If you're out of state, make sure you choose Transport from the dropdown at checkout. Complete the checkout process, and for non-local adoptions, we will be in touch within a week with your pet's transport details. (Please note: We only transport dogs out of state, not cats.) Read about the Transport process.

ADOPTION FEES:

All of our pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccines (including rabies), heart worm tested (at a year or older), and dogs are microchipped.

Dogs:

Puppies under 6 months old: $300

Adults over 6 months old: $250

*Some purebred dogs have higher adoption fees.

Cats:

Under 6 months: $125

6 months - 2 years: $100

2-6 years: $75

Senior 7+: $50

*Some cats have higher or lower adoption fees depending on breed or health.

If your pet is not already spayed/neutered at adoption, please follow our instructions to contact our Spay/Neuter Coordinator to get the procedure set up ASAP!

Please consider adoption very carefully with every person living in the home. Bringing an animal home is a 10+ year commitment. Every rescue animal takes time to adjust to a new environment, so please be patient and read our FAQ page for helpful tips and info.

Interested in adopting a puppy? Please read our Puppy Claws!

Adoption FAQ

  • How long does it take to hear back after I fill out an application?

    • In most cases, we will get back to you with questions or information within 3 days. The process always goes faster if you make sure to fill your application out completely. Please be patient, but if you don't hear from us within a week, please contact us at charmingpetrescue@gmail.com

  • Why is do you only adopt to people ages 22 and up?

    • Unfortunately we have had too many situations where an animal was not approved by parents and roommates or by landlords and ultimately has to be returned. We have limited resources to dedicate to adoptions, so we're focused on the most successful situations. ​

  • Why didn't I get the pet I applied for?

    • All pets on the website have not have their adoptions finalized, but we do often receive multiple applications for a pet and can be in the middle of the process with another adopter. We try to complete the process as quickly as possible and always look for the best situation for each animal to the best of our ability. Please check out one of the many other awesome animals we have available for adoption!​