Please complete and submit DAWG’s application on our web site for quickest response; or fax the printable application form to 301-576-3811. The printable application form is here: DAWG Adoption Application. Please do not “snail mail” an application.
DAWG resolves applications by email approximately 24 hours after receipt. Applications are kept “forever” by applicant’s last name, because some applicants change their minds or postpone adoption after applying. Note that initial correspondence is by email (no phone calls, please!).
DAWG chooses applications that “match” each dog with an adopter best suited to the dog’s personality. All household members (and family dog) must meet the potential dog at an adoption show prior to a home visit. When an application is selected, a home visit is arranged to prepare the applicant for adoption. During the home visit, an experienced volunteer explains basic dog behavior and how to transition the dog to the home’s routine, children and/or other pets. DAWG provides a shopping list for items to be acquired prior to the adoption, and when everything is ready, the adoption occurs. A contract is signed and adoption fee paid when the dog is placed in the dog’s new home.
I understand this application is not binding on either party, and that an omission of information, untruth, and/or failure to answer all questions can result in this application being declined. I also understand DAWG reserves the right to annul an adoption and reclaim a dog if an application omission or untruth is discovered post-adoption. I give Best Dawg Rescue, Inc. permission to fully investigate the information provided as well as contact veterinarians and related officials.