Adopting from our rescue requires that you complete the adoption process outlined below. It is best to be approved BEFORE you find the dog that you want so that when he or she comes along, you will be ready to adopt.
Step 1: Fill out an adoption application
Click on the Adoption Application link and fill out the application in full. Be sure to answer all questions marked with an asterisk(*) and click submit at the bottom of the page.
Step 2: Review of your application by RMYR
We will review your application to determine if it should be escalated to the next step. Since our goal is to find a safe and happy forever home for every dog, we appreciate your understanding should you be eliminated as an adoption candidate.
Step 3: Veterinary Reference Check
We will verify your veterinarian as listed on your application to ensure that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered (we will not place one of our dogs in a home where there is another intact animal). If you do not have a pet, we will verify that the vet you have selected exists.
Step 4: Phone or Email Interview
We will contact you directly to conduct a phone interview consisting of questions about you, your family, your home and other scenarios to determine a suitable match, if any, for your home. This typically occurs within a two to three week period of time but can happen sooner or later.
Step 5: Home Visit
The final step of the approval process is a home visit. A home visit is when a volunteer comes to your home to determine if it is safe and acceptable for a small dog. Home visits can be set up by RMYR or by you, the applicant. We will attempt to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit. This could take days, weeks or even months.
Step 6: Adopt
Once you have completed and passed the home visit, you are ready to adopt one of our dogs. It will be your responsibility to check our site on a regular basis to see what dogs we have and inquire about them when interested. When you see a dog that you think is a match, you can contact us to get more information and set up a potential meeting time/place.
Please read the information about our adoption fees.