Adopting


Please note: we work in eastern PA, southern NJ, and parts of MD and DE depending on distance from the foster home. We cannot adopt to people outside of that area.

Are you thinking of adopting a northern breed dog? Before you go any further, please take some time to consider what dog ownership entails. 

Our volunteers have written some good articles that can help you to make the right decision and outline some of the practical, day to day points about bringing a new dog into your home.


If you are thinking of adopting a Siberian Husky, please read the Siberian Husky Club of America's page "So...You Want a Siberian Husky?"

Please note, Huskies are escape artists and very, very smart. Here is an example from one of our own former foster dogs when he was in foster care (using one or two carabiners to keep the door closed can resolve this issue, but that's the type of thing you can expect from a Siberian Husky.

How Our Adoption Process Works 

  1. You will need to fill out our online adoption application
  2. Once you have completed and submitted the application you will be contacted by one of our volunteers within a week. They will discuss the adoption process with you and go over your application. 
  3. We will then contact your personal and vet references.
  4. Once you are approved, a volunteer will contact you to discuss the dogs available for adoption and find candidates appropriate for your situation. 
  5. We then schedule an adoption to bring the dog to your home for you to meet and answer any questions you may have. 
  6. We ask that all members of the household be home on the day of the adoption, including pets. 
  7. If any dogs will be frequent visitors to your home we ask that they try to be there as well. 
  8. We will check to make sure that the home is safe and point out potential problem areas that you might not be aware of, and will ask you to fix any issues before we will leave a dog with you. Northern breed dogs are escape artists, and very curious, and we don't want them getting into something that can harm them, or getting out and running loose on the street.

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees are:
  • $325 for puppies under 1 year
  • $275 for dogs 1 to 5 years old
  • $235 for dogs 6 to 10 years old
  • $75 for seniors 10 years and older

All dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations (DHLPP, rabies, bordatella and Lyme) heartworm negative, on heartworm, flea and tick prevention, and microchipped at the time of adoption.