All of our rescued friends are Indoor Companions only.
Applicant must be at least 21 years of
age and live in the tri-state area.
A veterinarian reference is preferred, although we will adopt to first time parents provided you have great personal references.
A 'home visit' may be done prior to the final adoption of any of our wonderful, loving companions.
Our adoption fee is $250. The fee includes spay/neuter, being current on vaccinations, heartworm checked, special medical treatment when required, flea & heartworm prevention and grooming prior to adoption.
Did you know...
Top 5 reasons for dogs
& puppies being abandoned at shelters:
Didn't realize the work and expense involved in raising a dog.
Didn't know Rover would get so big, slobber so much, nip the kids, cost money, bark a lot, steal food, shed all over the house, need to be exercised, etc.
Don't know how to prevent or fix behavior problems.
Person became divorced, sick, injured or death.
Had to move to an apartment or house that doesn't allow dogs.
So What's Next?
Once your application is reviewed by Shepherds' Hope, we require a phone interview and then will check your vet and personal references. A home visit will then be scheduled. Once all these requirements are met and if your application is accepted,
you can then set up an appointment to meet the dog.
Please note that an application does not lock you into adopting nor does it guarantee that the adoption will proceed. It just helps us decide which of our available dogs will be right for your family.
Before you complete this application to adopt a rescue dog from Shepherds' Hope Rescue, please make sure that you and your family have carefully considered this decision. Adopting a dog is a meeting of the heart as well as of the mind. It is a lifetime
commitment to an animal that will be your loving companion and your best friend.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to
email us before you complete the application. Shepherds' Hope Rescue has only the best interest of the dogs in mind and sincerely wants to adopt the right German
Shepherd to the right family.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.
Please fill out the application in full. All fields are REQUIRED. We can not process incomplete applications.
Shepherds' Hope Rescue
Greater Metropolitan New York & Long Island Area