You can meet our dogs many ways. Whether you find them online, at an adoption event or know the foster, the first step to adopting from us is to fill out an application. We want to get an understanding of you, your family and why you think you would be the perfect home for one of our dogs.
From there, your application is screened by a team of volunteers to ensure that the dog will be the right fit for your home. If your application is approved, we will then schedule a home check. If you have another dog, a time will also be scheduled to introduce them to ensure they get along. If your home check is approved and you are confident that this dog is perfect for you, we will begin the final stages of adoption. All you have to do is pay the adoption fee, and voila! You have a new member of the family.
It will take some time for your new dog to feel comfortable enough to show its true personality. This is why we offer a foster-to-adopt program. After your home check is approved, we will ask for a partial deposit of your adoption fee before releasing the dog into your care. We offer a maximum of two weeks for adjustment and evaluation, though that time fluctuates with each dog. We want your dog to be as comfortable with you as you are with it.
If your dog fits well with your family, you would pay the other part of the adoption fee and the dog would be yours! If it does not work out, we would take back the dog with no repercussions and your partial deposit would be refunded. Before a foster to adopt, we encourage potential adopters to visit with the dog as much as possible, to introduce it to all family members (including other fur-kids) and to ask the dog's foster lots of questions.
If you are comfortable with our adoption policies and are ready to become a dog parent, please submit the adoption application below and an LOLR representative will reach out to you shortly.
Our adoption fees cover all of the vetting and foster care that goes into each of our rescues. This includes their spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchipping.
For seniors, the adoption fee is $250.
For adults, the adoption fee is $300.
For puppies, the adoption fee is $350.
Once you've complete your adoption application and have been contacted by an LOLR representative, click the link below to complete forms required for adoption. This includes our adoption contract, liability waiver, spay/neuter agreement and a no paws on the ground agreement (for puppy adoption)
Find our adoptable pets on Adopt a Pet, PetFinder and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We are always rescuing new dogs, so keep checking our pages to make sure you know which amazing dogs we have at any time. We are not a breed-specific rescue, so whether you want a chihuahua, a husky or a pit bull, you can probably find your new family member with us!
As a nonprofit, we depend entirely upon donations to do what we do. They go towards the cost of vetting, transportation from shelters and foster care. All donations are 100% tax deductible and always greatly appreciated! Use the button below to donate through PayPal, or Venmo us at @lolrescue. You can also mail cash or checks to P.O. Box 1509, Lake Forest, CA, 92609