Adoption Process

Browse our adoptable dogs and read their profiles. Once you think you’ve found a match please fill out an adoption application.

A DWB representative will contact you within 48 hours (often sooner) to discuss your application and to arrange a meet & greet with your possible future dog. If you find more than one dog that fits your criteria, you do not need to fill out multiple applications, simply enter all the dogs that you are interested in on one application.

Before taking your new furry friend home, we must conduct a home inspection to ensure a safe environment for your new pet. Inspections are conducted by one of our wonderful volunteers who live in many neighborhoods of Los Angeles and will ensure a swift adoption process.

Once your home inspection is complete and approved, you may sign on the dotted line and bring your new dog home!

Still not finding the right dog? Have no fear! We rescue new dogs every week. You can also tell us what you are looking for and we will let our rescuer know to keep an eye out for that perfect match.

You may also visit any one of our adoption fairs to meet our dogs in person, take them for a walk, and spend some time with them to find that special connection. You can fill out an application and be interviewed for approval on the spot!

Questions? Check out our FAQ!

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