Adoption Frequently Asked Questions


Thank you for your interest in a rescue dog! By choosing to rescue, you save not only the life of the dog you adopt but also the life of the dog who will take his/her place within the rescue. Our goal is to select the best possible applicant for each dog, who will provide them the best chance at a long and happy life in one home. We never want our animals to wind up back in a shelter or otherwise abandoned, which is why it is our policy to always take back our dogs if the need arises. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 2 weeks or 2 years they are always welcome!

If you are interested in applying for one of our rescue dogs please fill in our Adoption Application. It is important, if you’ve had an animal within the last 5 years, that your vet reference is listed. Also, please be sure to list personal references outside of your immediate family. A friend, neighbor or co-worker are always great choices!

You can check out all of our wonderful dogs and their adoption fees on our Available Dogs page!


Can I Stop By to Visit the Dogs?

We are a strong foster rescue group which means many of our dogs are in a foster home. While we do have some dogs in our facility, we do require an appointment for all meet & greets and adoptions. If you are interested in visiting our dogs, please fill out an adoption application! One of our amazing volunteers will be in touch with you after their initial review to discuss any questions they may have and to set up a visit.

How Long Will my Application take to Process?

While we know you are very excited to add a member to your family, please keep in mind that the application process can take some time. The time to process your application varies on the amount of applications we’ve received, as well as, how long it takes to get in touch with your vet and other references. Due to high volumes of applications, please allow up to 2 weeks for a response. Please keep in mind all applications are processed in the order they are received. If you have any questions about your application, please email us at northmeckclt@gmail.com.

How much is the Adoption Fee (and what does it cover)?

We offer a variable adoption fee structure. Variable adoption pricing allows us to provide top quality care for all animals. Adoption fees are based on several factors such as, age, size, breed or temperament. Having a higher adoption fee for some animals who find a home quickly enables us to create a financial legacy for those animals in needs of lifesaving medical and behavioral intervention. Our basic adoption includes a veterinary and behavior screening/testing, spay/neuter surgery, all initial vaccinations and a microchip.

I’m Not Sure if I am Ready to Adopt.

That’s okay! Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility. If you don’t think you are ready to adopt just yet, you can always foster! For more information please check out our Foster Information page and please fill out a Foster Application!