Our requirements are
simple, you must be at
least 18 as we do have
a contract that must be
signed & legally we
cannot enter into a
contract with someone
under 18 years of age.

We will not adopt to
anyone that has been
convicted of Animal
abuse...please don't
ask us to!

If you rent, you must
have landlord approval
to add a pet to your
home.  Don't think you
can "sneak" in a
dog...the dog doesn't
know it is supposed to
be hidden, it will give
it's self away!

You must be willing to
come to Templeton to
come & meet your dog
& us.  We will not
normally ship our
dogs...I won't say we
"never" ship, but it is
unlikely that we will.
Once your application has been
screened, we will call you or
email you to arrange a visit with
your prospective new family
Please plan on
spending between
30 minutes and
an hour getting
to know your new
"child" and
letting us get
to know you!
Once you are sure you are ready for a new family
member, email us for our adoption Application.  It is
Short 'N Simple to fill out.  We will ask for at least 2
references that have been to your home.
Our Adoption Process
Our adoption fees will vary some.  In most cases we
ask for a donation of at least $200.00.  This will cover
normal vetting of a dog that comes in healthy We Spay
or neuter  which costs us $90 - $125.  Plus we
vaccinate DA2PP & Rabies, AND we microchip &
register that chip to the new owner!

Occasionally we will allow a dog to be adopted for
less, (some dogs come into our shelter already spayed
or neutered!) occasionally we ask for more.

Puppies will normally require a $250.00 donation.  
They are much more labor intensive & expensive to
keep here.

We only try to keep on top of our actual expenses...
we do not currently have any paid workers!
You must be willing to agree to the following terms found on our contract!
note:  this is NOT our adoption application - you must email us to ask for an adoption application