We Love Rescue and What We Do!
If you are currently working with another rescue, we ask that you complete the process with that rescue before applying with us. If you are interested in one of our available dogs, the first step you need to take is completing an adoption application. We strive to ensure the best suited home for each of our rescue dogs so there is a lifetime of love for the dog and the adopter. Completion of an application does not guarantee you will be the adopter of any dog.
Out of State Adopters:
Please understand that we are all volunteers and have families and careers, along with caring for our wonderful foster and resident dogs. While we would love to assist with transporting a dog to you, we do not have the ability to do so. Adopters are responsible for arranging their own transport, to be approved prior to adoption. Before applying for one of our rescue dogs, please know how you plan to pick up your new dog. Under no circumstances will a dog be flown in the cargo area of an airplane.
Here is how the process goes:
Step 1: Complete and submit an adoption application and non-refundable $5 Application Fee. Since all of our dogs are in foster homes, we set up meet and greets only once there is an approved application on file.
Step 2: All veterinary and personal references will be contacted by our adoptions team. Your vet reference(s) will need to confirm that any current pets you own are spayed/neutered and current on heartworm prevention. If our volunteer feels any major concerns after speaking with your references, the application process ends here.
Step 3: One of our volunteers will conduct an applicant interview and home visit or request a video walk through. This allows us the opportunity to get to know you, your lifestyle, home environment, and to determine if your family is the best fit. All members of your household must be present for the home visit/video walk through. If our volunteer has any major concerns after your home visit/video walkthrough, or if you refuse this part of the process, your application will be denied at this point.
Step 4: Once your application has been approved, we will coordinate a time for you to meet the dog you are interested in adopting. This could occur at your home or the foster's home. If after meeting, the foster parent does not feel you are the best fit for the dog, your application will be deferred.
Step 5: When you reach this stage, you will be required to sign an adoption contract and provide payment of the adoption fee for the dog. If you would like to review a copy of our contract prior to adoption, click here. We require the adoption agreement AND fee be returned to the rescue within 36 hours from the time the official approval email is sent from the rescue. This is to guarantee your adoption is secure. If we do not receive both the agreement and the fee within this time, we will continue processing other applications and considering other applicants for the dog.
If we have found you the right match, please be prepared to take your new dog home. When submitting your adoption application you must be willing and able to take the dog home immediately. All of our rescue animals are in foster homes, and we are unable to place any dog on hold while any application is being processed. Please make sure you do not have any financial commitments, upcoming long term travel plans or lifestyle changes that may affect your ability to do so. If now is not the right time, please wait to apply when you are ready.
Any travel arrangements are the responsibility of the adopter and must be approved by our rescue
prior to agreement of adoption. The foster parent will coordinate with you to transfer the dog over to you.
Unless determined otherwise by our Board of Directors, our policy is to conduct a minimum two-week evaluation period in our foster home before adopting a dog to a new home. We will begin processing applications as they come in; however, please be aware that no decision will be made until this minimum evaluation period has been completed.
Some of our dogs receive multiple applications. They are not adopted by first-come, first-serve, but by who we believe will be the absolute best match for each one's needs and personality. If you are not chosen as the dog's new home, it does not mean you do not offer a good home to a new dog, it only means we felt another home was a more suitable fit.
*As of 6-5-2020, Naked Kisses Dog Rescue will be the primary contact on all microchips, and the adopter will be secondary. If you are interested in one of our available dogs, please understand this prior to applying.*
Click here to view our available foster dogs and to read more
Click below to complete our online application. If you prefer to print an application, click here.
Here you can see photos and read happy tales of our rescue dogs who found their forever homes.