Why is there a $10 application fee?

The pandemic has created an increased interest in dog adoptions, which is excellent, but it has also led to many applicants bypassing reading the bios of the dogs they apply for, or applying multiple times on the same day for the different dogs, which has increased wait times for everyone as we have to review and consolidate all applications.

We hope this fee will encourage all applicants to THOROUGHLY read the REQUIREMENTS for the dogs, listed on their bios, BEFORE they applying to ensure that their home meets those requirements.

The second reason for this is we are receiving many applications that are considered “abandoned”. When we reply to them 2-4 days later the applicant has already moved on, and adopted or purchased a dog elsewhere.

The fee will be applied to your adoption fee, if successful. Paying the fee does not guarantee that you will be matched with a dog.

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