Ready to adopt?
We take special care to find the best fit for adopters and dogs to ensure that you find a
dog that matches perfectly with your family and lifestyle, and that our dogs are placed in safe, loving
To kick off the adoption process, please submit an adoption application. We will reach out
as quickly as possible to make sure that you can bring your new family member home soon.
What to expect when applying for a dog from
The Furever Project
Below you find some information on our adoption process. Should have any questions, feel
free to reach out to us at any time.
⚠ To be considered for for adoption, you must meet the following
- Be at least 21 years old
- Live within 100 miles of the dog's foster family
- Submit an adoption application
Once you submit an application
Application Receipt Confirmation
You will receive email confirmation that the application has been received. The
email will include points of contact for questions about the specific dog you are interested and
for questions about the adoption process in general. If you haven’t received this email
within 48 hours of submitting your application, please check your Spam folder.
We will start processing your application by first doing a background check.
If you do not currently have any pets, we will call your personal references.
You will then be contacted by one of The Furever Project’s Team to set up a
phone interview. The phone interview is designed to make sure the dog you are interested in is a
good fit for you or help identify possible good matches if you have not applied with a
particular dog in mind. During the phone interview you can expect to discuss things like
interest, lifestyle, pet ownership experience, routine for your new dog, etc.
If it seems from the phone interview that the dog you have applied for is a good
fit, a meet and greet will be arranged. This meeting will usually take place at a park or other
public area, and will include your current dog or dogs, if there are any. All members of
the family must be present during this introduction.
If the meet and greet is a success, the next step is a home visit. The home visit is
designed to ensure the suitability of the home for a new dog, and to make sure that the resident
dog and the Furever Project dog also get along on the resident’s dog territory. If there
are concerns due to COVID-19 and there are no resident dogs or cats, the home
visit may be conducted virtually.
Finalize the Adoption
CONGRATULATIONS!! You’ve successfully completed all the steps, and now you are
ready to finalize the adoption. Simply electronically sign the adoption contract, submit the
application fee (structured based on the dog’s age and outlined below) and set a pick-up
date with your new furry family member’s foster family.
ⓘ Other things to know about TFP's adoption process
- We do not adopt on a first-come, first-served basis; we match a dog with an approved adopter who
can provide the best home for that dog based on his/her temperament and needs.
- Puppies have to be altered, fully vaccinated, and at least 12 weeks of age before they can go to
their adoptive homes.
- Microchips will remain registered to TFP, with the adopter's name being added as a second