To be considered to adopt you must:
- Be 25 years of age or older
- Have identification and a utility bill showing your present address
- If renting, have the knowledge and written consent of your landlord
- Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for the rest of the dog’s life.
- Adoption Application
Fill out and submit this adoption application. If you want to print a paper copy and submit it by snail mail, download here. Please keep in mind, we consider all applications in the order they are received.
- Meet and Greet
After your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule a meet for your dog of interest. Everyone living in the house must attend the initial meet and greet, agree upon adopting your dog of interest.
- Home Check
While a home visit is required prior to placement, it does not guarantee adoption. We like to see where our dogs will be living which gives us peace of mind they will be in a safe secure environment and be living as beloved family members. Often we can help with unforeseen health and safety risks that potential adopters may not be aware of.
- Adoption Contract
The adoption contract is a binding agreement between the adopter and Mutt Match LA. A copy will be emailed prior to the home check to discuss any questions or concerns.
- Adoption Fee
In many cases, we have already spent hundreds of dollars on vet bills and care for each dog. The donation helps us re-coup a small fraction of those costs. There is a $350 adoption fee for puppies 8 weeks – 4 years, $300 5 – 8 years and $250 for dogs over 8 years. Adoption fee covers spay/neuter (with our vet), *vaccinations, microchip, a wellness check, any additional medical expenses necessary incurred by rescue and of course all the love and daily care we take with each dog before they are adopted.*Vaccinations (up to the point of adoption) in the case of puppies, additional booster vaccinations & rabies may be required and incurred by adopter.
Training is an IMPORTANT part of a dog’s well being. Most of the dogs we rescue are from neglectful homes, stressful shelters, or they have been living and surviving on the streets. We see the same heart breaking scenarios over and over which sadly ends with wonderful dogs being euthanized because of something as simple as dog training (or lack of it). We are passionate and committed to dog training and education and work hard to set each dog off on a successful start in there new home therefore training is part of our adoption requirements. In additional training fee is required and paid directly to one of our approved trainers. We work with some of LA’s best trainers but if you have a trainer you prefer or have worked with in the past, we will take that into consideration to meet our requirement.
It is our policy and goal to make certain that each person who adopts a dog is aware of the responsibilities of pet guardianship, and is capable and willing to accept those responsibilities morally, physically and financially.
By completing this questionnaire you will aid us in determining if you and your family are ready for pet guardianship and if the dog of your interest is a good match for you, your family and your lifestyle. If you agree that adopting a dog is a commitment throughout the lifetime of your companion animal, please fill out this questionnaire.
We reserve the right to refuse any adoption that we feel will not suit our dog’s requirements.