We are looking for adopters over the age of 23 and local to the Atlanta area. We do on occasion allow for out of state adoptions, but don't have the ability to transport dogs.
Additionally (related to out of state adoptions) vetting remaining to be completed on dogs becomes the financial responsibility of the adopter as our spay/neuter certificates are only valid with our veterinary providers.
Potential adopters who have existing animals in their homes must have up-to-date vetting completed on their pet. For dogs that includes DHPP and Rabies vaccines, HW testing, and use of Heart worm preventative.
We require that potential adopters be committed to regular veterinary care of their future pet including Heart worm preventative, their current animals are properly Spayed/Neutered, verify that their pet will be an indoor dog, and won't be tied out or tethered.
Lastly please don't complete an application for one or our dogs with the intention of gifting it to someone. The gesture is nice, but we believe its best that the pup parent meet and connect with the dog themselves.
AND if you aren't ready for an immediate adoption, please wait until you are. We don't "hold" dogs and are such a small all volunteer group we can't accommodate "shoppers" who aren't ready to move forward.
Filling out our application is the FIRST step of our adoption process so then what happens next?
All applications are screened by calling a vet reference if applicable and 2 personal references (no family members please). A phone interview and a home visit complete the process.
An adoption donation is required and covers the cost of complete vetting for that dog. The donation is tax deductible and at the very least includes basic vaccines, and spay/neuter.
All dogs over the age of 8 month are also heart-worm tested and treated as needed.
Once we have checked references and completed a preliminary screening for compatibility between the applicant and individual dog, a RMG volunteer will contact the applicant to schedule a meet and greet. Depending on the individual dog and family situation, the meet and greet may be scheduled to occur at the applicant's home or possibly a mutually convenient location. At the meet and greet, a final determination will be made on whether or not the applicant and individual dog are a good fit for each other. If it is determined to be a good fit, the adoption will be finalized at that time and the dog can go to their new home.
In rare cases, the applicant may be advised that the particular dog they are interested in may not be the best fit. It is our goal to place our rescues in loving and forever homes so that the dog will not be returned. This is for your safety and the well being of the dog.
We do allow for trial adoptions on a case by case basis. In these situations, the parameters of the trial adoption will be specified at the time of the meet and greet.
To start the process, check out our "Available Dogs" tab. You will find a link to the adoption application within the bio of each of our available dogs. Once you have submitted the application, you can expect to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.
Our adoption fees vary - depending on the age and breed of the dog in question. For more detailed information on the adoption fee for the dog you are interested in, please see their individual profile under our "Available Dogs" tab. In addition to the adoption fee, we also charge $15 per adoption for microchip registration. This registration is good for the lifetime of your pet and helps to insure that your has a greater chance of being returned home safely to you in the event they become lost.
False information on applications will result in the forfeiture of adoption fees and repossession of the dog.
After submitting your application - feel free to email:
firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure it has been received.