Thank you for your interest in adopting from Laura’s Hope Rescue. We are happy that you’ve chosen to add a shelter dog to your family.

Our adoption process requires a few simple steps:


  • Complete the online Adoption Application
  • A phone/home interview
  • Veterinary reference check
  • Personal reference check
  • Payment of the adoption fee
  • Adoption contract


Adoption Fees

The adoption fees are $400 for a puppy under 12 months, $300 for a 12 months- 4 years. Any dog over 5 years of age is just a donation. Laura’s Hope Rescue relies on adoption fees and donation to save other dog’s lives. We invest every cent of the adoption fee into the dogs in the rescue. The adoption fee helps us save one more life. The fee helps us fully vet, feed, provide proper housing and care for another dog. Just like previous adopters’ fees funded the vetting, and care of the dog you’re considering for adoption.

Most of the dogs and puppies at Laura’s Hope come from high-kill shelters out of state. Unfortunately, these states have low spay/neuter rates and high unwanted pet populations. We use adoption fees to transport the dogs to our rescue to help them find their forever homes.


What You Receive

Dogs saved by Laura’s Hope Rescue receive:


  • A behavior and heath evaluation
  • Vaccines current for their age with their vaccination record and medical records to give to your vet
  • Spay/Neuter procedure
  • Deworming
  • Flea and tick prevent
  • Any required medical attention
  • A small supply of dog food. You can use this to mix with the food you plan to feed your dog


Foster Care

Some of our dogs have been in foster care either locally with our foster family network or through their original shelter. While in foster care, the dogs receive medical care, plus the love and attention that they deserve. The dogs start to realize the true meaning of being loved and become great family members who are properly socialized.


Meet and Greets

We welcome you to come meet your future dog, but because we are a private rescue all meet and greets are by appointment only. We do require an approved application prior to meeting any of our dogs.


Application Review Timeframe

Our staff reviews application on a first-come first-serve basis. It takes volunteers approximately 24 to 48 hours to complete the review and contact your references. Please note, Laura’s Hope Rescue requires and checks your veterinary reference.

We do not verify applications on weekends or holidays. After you submit your application, we start the review process on the following Monday or business day. After our staff approves your application, we carefully compare the dog you want to adopt with your application to ensure a good match.


Are You Ready to Adopt?