We are committed to finding our inspiring dogs their own loving family and permanent home.

Adoption and Application Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Rags2Rescued dog! Please note completing an application does not guarantee adoption approval or that the dog you choose will be available to you. We do not ship dogs.  All adopted dogs must be picked up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as such our adoption location range is typically the West coast. We carefully review each application and place dogs based on a variety of criteria. Depending on availability and match, we may ask if you wish to be included on our waiting list. The application is a tool to help us identify a good potential match for you and the dog. Our former street dogs depend on us to be their advocates; therefore, we will always act in the best interests of the dog. 

Step 1

Complete the application below.

Step 2

We will contact you within 2 business days to start the interview process. This step helps us get to know you and ensure the home environment fit is right for all.

Step 3

Upon application approval you will receive an adoption letter of intent for review / signature within 48 hours and $200 non-refundable deposit to confirm your dog. This amount is deducted from your final adoption fee.

Step 4

Travel arrangements will be made for your pup!  You will receive your adoption contract to review/sign and we will ask for the remainder of the adoption fee to be paid one week prior to your dog's scheduled arrival.

Step 5

Pick up your pup! There is a two-week trial period to make sure everything is a great fit. At the end of the trial period, if everyone is happy the adoption process is complete.

The adoption fee is $875

This helps to cover all health exams, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, microchipping, medical treatments, flight fare, travel crates, travel documents, and boarding fees while the animal waits for a flight to his or her new home.


This fee is a contribution towards Rags2Rescued work in caring for dogs. Any costs incurred over the adoption fee cap for the dog you are adopting will be paid for through donations.  


  • Medical Treatment

  • Vaccinations

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Microchipping

Average Cost: $200 - $300


  • Boarding with a minimum stay around 2 months. This can also be much longer.

Average Cost: $500


  • Flight Fare

  • Travel Crates

  • Travel Documents

  • Pet Taxi Transfer Fare

Average Cost: $500

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