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To adopt a dog from Red Hook Dog Rescue, you must fill out our online application. When filling out our application it is important to fill it out completely answering n/a for irrelevant questions or it wont submit to us. If you encounter any issues please email us and we will gladly assist you.


Upon receiving your application we will review your application and reach out for a phone conversation, then we will call your references and landlord (if applicable) and if your application is approved we will set up a meet and greet with the pup you are interested in. If you intend on adopting or fostering the pup a volunteer will visit your home to make sure it is a proper environment for one of our dogs and a decision will be made by the rescue group about the placement. Please understand that the process is lengthy and it does take time but that's only because we care about our dogs and want to make sure they are in the best possible home to ensure their success.

Adopters must be over 21 years old. If you have other pets we require that they are spayed/neutered and up to date with shots; we will be contacting your veterinarian to confirm.

We do a 1 month trial, foster to adopt; what this means is if you want to adopt you will be fostering first to ensure it is a good fit. When we bring the dog to you we will require that you fill out our adoption contract and will ask you for a check for the adoption fee, we hold your check until the end of the 1 month trial and only will deposit your donation when you confirm that you want to proceed with the adoption granted we agree that it is a good placement for the welfare of dog. We believe that this helps alleviate stress on everyone involved, take that month to get to know each other and learn about each other. We really like our dogs and we like our fosters and adopters too, in fact we like you so much that we require that you send us updates and photos on your dogs progress while you are fostering. We are very hands on and will help you throughout the way, if you need a trainer we send you a trainer at no cost to you; we will do everything in our power to make sure the transition is successful.

Our adoption fee is $250 for dogs over 1 years old and $350 for puppies.

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If you would like to foster please fill out the application here:

If you would like to adopt please fill out the application here:

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