Adoption Process


Step 1: Online Application

You can complete an application at Once you complete and submit your application it is reviewed by our adoption team and qualified applicants will be contacted to set up a phone interview.

Step 2: Phone Interview

If the application meets the initial requirements, then one of our Adoption Counselors will go through your application with you over the phone to ensure there are no errors and to clarify any points as necessary.

Step 3: Home Visit

After the Phone Interview, one of our volunteers will contact you to set up a Home Visit at a suitable time when all members of your household can be present.

Step 4: Our Decision

Shortly after the Home Visit, you will be notified about our decision.

Step 5: We’ve Found A Match

Successful applicants are matched with a dog. Our primary goal is to place each dog in the best situation possible.

Step 6: Trial Period

Prior to signing adoption contract we require a one week trial to further ensure that the dog is a good match for your family. That way if any problems arise we can help you work through them or determine if another dog would be a better match. 

Step 7: Add a New Member to Your Family

Once your trial period is over and everyone is in agreement that your new dog is going to make a great match for your family, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract and for an adoption donation ($150) to help cover our veterinary and training costs. We will also provide you with our trainer’s information. We strongly encourage each and every adoptive family to go through a training program with your entire family and new pup. Training will give everyone the knowledge and confidence needed to make this adoption both fun and successful! After you adopt we will follow up with you during the initial adjustment period and we are always available to answer questions and provide help.

Step 8: Success Story

You are now part of the Save-A-Bull Rescue family! Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and don’t forget to send pictures! We love to see updates on how they are doing!