Thank you for wanting to adopt a rescued dog! There are so many wonderful dogs in need of loving, committed homes and you are literally saving a life when you adopt!
Please read and understand our policies on how we place dogs before applying to adopt from Brighter Days Dog Rescue.
Brighter Days Dog Rescue works very hard to make perfect matches between families and rescue dogs. This application is the first step in that process. After we receive your completed application.
We do not adopt our dogs on a first-come, first-served basis. Each application is carefully considered to create a match that best suits the dog’s physical and emotional needs with the applicant’s home. So the more thorough you are with your answers, the more likely we are to consider you as a potential home.
The adoption process can take up to two weeks. Please notify us if during the application process you decide to look elsewhere for a dog. BDDR spends on average 10 to 15 hours of volunteer time to process your application. Please note here any time constraints you have regarding your application process.
Brighter Days Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to save dogs in need and find them exceptional forever homes. We expend whatever funds necessary to provide veterinary care to bring the dogs back to healthy and happy, and our adoption fee covers only a portion of the costs in that journey from shelter dog to Brighter Days. Adoption fees range from $300 to $800 but is subject to change.
Our dogs are evaluated to the best abilities of our vets and volunteers, but please be aware that you are bringing in a rescued dog and that there is an adjustment period of up to six months for a dog to feel stable in his/her new home.
Before adopting a dog, you must be fully committed to the training, energy, and love that it will take for your dog to settle in to your home. We will work very hard with you to make the best match and to create a successful bond from the start.
Five out of seven dogs are re-homed in their lifetime. Brighter Days Dog Rescue wants to change this model for the lucky few we save, finding LOVING, COMMITTED FOREVER HOMES
We do not own dogs, we are their “guardians” for life.