Adoption Application

Note: If you have already applied and been approved to foster or adopt, there is no need to apply again! Email our adoptions team at

A note on our adoptions process during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Hearts & Bones is continuing to safely rescue dogs and we are conducting virtual adoption meetings to match our pups with their forever families. We're currently experiencing an unprecedented level of interest in adoption - which is amazing! But that means it's taking our all-volunteer team a little longer to get through the many adoption applications, and all of our dogs have been quickly moving to "adoption pending" status as applications flood in for them. Please know that we will get to every application, and that once you're approved, your Approved Adopter status applies to any dog - even if the one you initially applied for has been adopted! We appreciate your patience as our team works to adjust.

The adoption application allows us to find the best possible match for a dog and their future forever family. The decision to adopt a pet is an important one that we take seriously. Please take the time to read the questions and carefully complete this application. Please include full explanations with as much information as possible - this will help us with the review of your application, expediting the timeline. Incomplete applications can significantly delay the process.

Following the submission of your adoption application, you should receive a confirmation of application submission. Given the volume of applications we receive, we appreciate your patience while we review your application. If you have not heard from an HBR representative after 7 days, please email us at Please note that multiple emails will not result in a faster response.

One final note: we don't know breed mixes of our dogs (we list best guesses), so we cannot ever guarantee that a dog is hypoallergenic or allergy-friendly. Sorry!

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