Available Dogs

Application and Process to Adopt a Dog!

We are accepting applications for dogs on this page, please limit your interest to one dog at a time.

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Dogwood Animal Rescue! Please fill out our  application by clicking on the dog you are interested in as the first step in the process.

Before you complete the application, we’d like to explain our process and offer some suggestions. We do not have an animal shelter; all our dogs are in individual foster homes. We often receive a dozen applications or more for our most popular dogs, and as a volunteer organization we do not have the time or ability to contact each applicant personally. We are ‘dog-centric’ in that our focus is on finding the best fit for each dog in our program.

Once we have a good understanding of a new dog’s needs and have completed our medical vetting, one of our trained volunteer adoption team members will review all the applications we’ve received for the dog. She will then make calls to interview the applicants who the dog best fits with. From those conversations the reviewer will send on the best candidate to talk further with the dog’s volunteer foster family and schedule a meeting. This process continues until the right match is made. You may receive email updates during the application review process to let you know the dog’s current status.

If you do not receive a call for an interview, you will be notified by email at the time that a decision has been made regarding the dog’s placement, letting you know that you were not selected for that dog. We understand that it is disappointing to apply and not be selected, many excellent applicants miss out. We encourage applicants to keep checking our website and Facebook page for new arrivals. An email can be sent asking to move your application. If you are anxious to adopt, we recommend visiting your local shelter and/or broadening your search for a rescue www.petfinder.com.

We only allow applicants to apply for one dog maximum at a time. We encourage you to read the dog’s bio and consider how he or she will fit into your family’s lifestyle. Read about the breed types and think about the dog’s age, exercise, and training needs, size, and temperament. Also consider whether you have any upcoming trips, vacations, events, moves, remodels, etc.

You are unlikely to be selected if you are not ready to adopt at the time that you apply. Still interested? Please answer each question and then submit the ADOPTION APPLICATION. You will receive a confirmation email. Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply.

*Disclaimer: Dogwood does not does not share or sell our applicants’ personal information. On the application you will be asked if you 'interested in receiving pet related services and products'. Please note this is not related to Dogwood, so check 'no' if you do not want to be contacted.

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Astro! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Male
8 Weeks Old

Aurora! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Female
8 Weeks Old

8 years old, 16 pounds...that's our boy Benjamin! He's been loved and lived indoors...but needs leadership.

Shih Tzu & Mix
Male
8 Years Old

Binks is 2 years old female, weighs a whopping 8 pounds and is a Poodle mix.

Poodle & Mix
Female
2 Years Old

8 month old Frenchie Bunny came from a backyard breeder who couldn't sell her. Shy and timid.

Bulldog - French
Female
8 Months Old

11 year old Carli is a Chihuahua who could stand to lose a few pounds! She's a love though!

Chihuahua
Female
11 Years Old

Chunky Cassidy is a 3 1/2 year old Frenchie former breeding mama. The good life starts now!

Bulldog - French
Female
3 Years Old

Celeste! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Female
8 Weeks Old

Comet! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Male
8 Weeks Old

2 year old Esme is pregnant and was abandoned by her family. She'll be 12 pounds after pups.

Pomeranian & Chihuahua
Female
2 Years Old

Gloria is a 2 1/2 year old Frenchie who was a backyard breeder dog. We're getting her fixed up!

Bulldog - French
Female
2 Years Old

Guy is a 5-7 year old Poodle mix, maybe with ShihTzu. Weighs 18 pounds and is adorable!

Poodle & Shih Tzu
Male
6 Years Old

Heather is a social, happy Chihuahua puppy who is about 10 weeks old. Expect her to be 8-10 pounds.

Chihuahua
Female
12 Weeks Old

Sweet, 5 month old Kali is a ShihTzu pup we expect to mature at 10-14 pounds.

Shih Tzu
Female
5 Months Old

Sweet Lily is an 8 year old Poodle mix who is 12 pounds and full of love. Needs regular grooming.

Poodle & Mix
Female
8 Years Old

Luna is 3, her pups are 6 weeks. She's 10 pounds and maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund mix.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Female
3 Years Old

Special needs Mambo...3 pounds, 4 months. Probably hydrocephalic and possibly a hospice boy. Adorable!

Chihuahua
Male
4 Months Old

Margie is a gorgeous, 10 week old energetic Border Collie pup. 35-50 adult weight. Research the breed!

Collie - Border
Female
12 Weeks Old

Moe is a lovebug 4 month old Yorkie/Maltese/Chihuahua mix. Estimated adult weight 12-18 pounds.

Terrier - Yorkshire (Yorkie) & Maltese
Male
3 Months Old

Nova! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Female
8 Weeks Old

Pregnant mama, Pearlie, is 6+ years old and she's a Maltese. She'll be in the 10-15 pound range.

Maltese
Female
6 Years Old

Pluto! Maybe Chihuahua, Pomeranian and/or Dachshund. Expect them to be 6-12 pounds at maturity.

Chihuahua & Pomeranian
Male
8 Weeks Old

Sweet, chihuahua puppy about 10 weeks old and will mature at 8-10 pounds.

Chihuahua
Female
12 Weeks Old

Tough going for Renee for awhile! But, 3 puppies later, this 1.5 year old Chihuahua is loving life now!

Chihuahua
Female
1 Year Old

Great Danes are fabulous! Ryder is 10 months old and should mature between 100-125 pounds!

Great Dane & Mix
Male
10 Months Old

We love seniors! Shadow is an 11 year old Lab who needs a soft place to land.

Retriever - Black Labrador
Male
11 Years Old

Pregnant Terrier mix Tess was hit by a car, but just banged up. She is resting comfortably...whelping soon!

Terrier & Mix
Female
3 Years Old

Terrier - Jack Russell
Male
3 Years Old

Xana is a tiny pregnant Chihuahua who is only 9 pounds...pregnant! She's about a year old.

Chihuahua & Mix
Female
1 Year Old

Sweet, social Goldendoodle Zoe is 15 months old and weighs about 45 pounds. Loves everyone/everything!

Goldendoodle
Female
1 Year Old

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