How our adoption process works

1.  DIBS typically gets several applications per dog.  We do start with the earlier ones received (apply early!) and will review several.  We need to ensure that the home and the dog are a good match for each other
2.  Once we decide on an application, we will do a vet reference check, a phone screen with the applicant, and contact 3 personal references.
3.  Once step 2 is completed and approved, we will arrange for a home visit, where a volunteer will visit the applicants home to meet the entire family.
4.  If step 3 is approved, you will be approved to adopt!

 Our adoption fee is $450.  Includes spay/neuter, vaccinations.  Once approved to adopt, payment can be sent via PayPal to (e-transfer and cash also accepted)

Please take the time to complete the application in full.  Any missed info, may result in other completed applications taking priority.
Adopting a rescue dog is a serious endeavour and should not be considered as a spur of the moment decision. Your application is our method to get to know you  the best we can, so we ask that you provide us with the most accurate information possible. Please note that these questions do not have right or wrong answers, but are a way for us to verify that the dog you have selected would be best suited to your home and lifestyle.

Download the Application Form in PDF format:

DIBS-Application     Email completed form to

Or send the online form (preferred):