How to adopt

Our process includes the completion of an application. For dogs, click HERE. For cats, click HERE. Upon completion of the application we will:

  1. Contact your vet for information on current and previous animals. It is critical that you have authorized your vet to release information to us.

  2. If you are a renter, we will contact your landlord for verification of animal acceptance, or you can provide a copy of your lease.

  3. Complete a background check using publicly available information.

  4. If applying to adopt a dog, we will complete a home visit which requires all household members to be present.

  5. After the approval is complete you will be free to meet our animals. When meeting dogs, all members of the household as well as any dogs will be required to meet prior to finalizing any adoption.

PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT adopt puppies under 6 months of age to families with children under 8 years of age.


Our process is thorough and allows us to make every effort to identify the right match for your family. Please be forthcoming of all information during the process as that is what allows us to find the match. Adding a new family member is FOREVER and will adjust your free time, finances and overall life style. Animal adoption is a serious decision.

JR's Pups-N-Stuff, Inc. is a volunteer based organization. Most volunteers have full time jobs and families. Our dedication to helping each and every animal find the right match can take time. Please understand and be patient during the process. Thank you.

Some of the rules

In order to be considered for adoption you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a valid ID with your current address
  • Have the knowledge/consent of all adults living in the house
  • Provide a landlord name and phone number or a copy of the lease

We do not adopt puppies under the age of 6 months to families with children under the age of 8.

If you are considering adoption, we encourage you to complete the application process to get approved in advance. Being approved in advance allows you to meet our new arrivals and those animals you see on our Adoptables listing without waiting. Pre-approved adopters are also allowed to adopt animals at our adoption events. We will keep your application in an approved status for up to 1 year unless a significant life change has occurred. If you have moved, added/lost pets, children or other household members, a new application is required. We are happy to work with you to find a match.

JR's Pups-N-Stuff, Inc. is a foster based rescue. This means our pets are typically in home environments. Meetings are done by appointment or at public adoption events. All approved adopters requesting a meet with a specific dog(s) prior to adoption will get the opportunity to meet said dog(s) providing they can meet within a reasonable timeframe of a few days. We do not hold dogs and will not ask a family who has met an animal to wait more than a few days for another person to meet the animal. Meeting a dog does not mean the dog is yours. Signing the contract and paying the adoption donation confirms the dog is yours.


Search our adoptable pets.

Finding the right match is the most important step.


Submit an application.

Get in touch with us. We will get back to you as soon as we can.


Complete a home visit.

We will come meet you and talk over the process.

  • All human household members must be present for this visit.
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    Meet your new best friend.

    Make a connection and give the gift of a forever home.

  • All human and canine household members must be present for this visit.
  • Adoption Application

    If you are interested in any of our animals or would like to be pre-approved, please fill out the appropriate application. For dogs, click HERE. For cats, click HERE.

    Application process may take up 2 weeks to complete. Please email with any questions regarding our application process. Please allow 1-2 business days for a reply.