Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to adopt ?

The adoption fee varies depending on the age of the dog and its medical needs. Each dog has their adoption fee listed in their individual profile.

How do I adopt?

Please fill out an adoption application and someone from RMG will contact you. A visit with the prospective dog will be arranged, and usually a home visit, unless an RMG staff person can recommend you. An application does not guarantee adoption of that dog. 

How long does the whole process take?

We are all volunteers so we work as quickly as we can. We are always pressured for time due to the nature of rescue work (time can be life or death to a shelter dog). The process should not take longer than two weeks. 

Are you allowed to adopt if you live in an apartment?

Of course, provided you have landlord approval. We do our best to match the right dog to the environment it needs!

Do I have to have a fenced in yard to adopt?

No. Many of our adopters don’t have yards and actually spend more time with their dogs leash walking - it’s the best way to bond with your dog! Please think hard about your own activity level to match how much time you have to spend with your dog and the dog's exercise needs.

What happens if the dog I want is already adopted?

We will work to help you find another in need - unfortunately the supply is endless!

What do I do if my dog is not working out?

We hope that you will try to work with a trainer or your vet to see if there is a medical problem or other solution. If you cannot solve the problem, please call us and the dog will be returned to us. Please do not give the dog away or take it to a shelter. Adoption fees are not refundable because 100% of your fee goes to medical care, microchipping, and other needs for each dog.

How do I get in touch with someone from RMG?

The team member that contacts you about adoption will give you contact information. Please text or e-mail that team member first. Please bear in mind that none of our team receives a salary or any remuneration for their work. All are volunteers who do this work without being reimbursed for their expenses or their time. We kindly ask that you please take that into consideration and call between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. If your message is not returned within 24 hours, please contact

Do you consider out of state adoptions?

We do, but it's handled on a case by case basis. Arrangements have to be made to do home checks and get medical certification. Even so, we do our best to match our wonderful dogs with wonderful people, even if we have to work overtime to make it happen! Please note, however, that in the case of out-of-state adoptions, we do ask the adopter to travel to Atlanta to meet the dog and finalize the adoption.

How do I get help surrendering a dog to your group?

Our mission is to rescue the dogs of Jasper County; however, we will do whatever we can to save any dog that needs help. If you are able to foster, we can list the dog for you and use our network on your behalf to help you re-home your dog.