Adopting a Dog from RAWL

Our goal is to make a compatible match between a dog and its potential owner. We do not guarantee that your application will be approved for the dog you are interested in adopting.

The adoption fee is 175.00 all dogs are spayed or neutered, snap tested and started on Heart Worm preventive, DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinated, micro-chipped, dewormed, and front-lined.

Puppies under 14 weeks old will not have received their rabies vaccine. It is the responsibility of the owner to make sure this vaccination is given at the appropriate age. All medical information will be discussed with you once your application has been approved.

All potential adopters must fill out an adoption application and email it to

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In order to be considered as a potential adopter, you must meet the following criteria and complete the entire application:

  • Be 25 years of age or older.
  • Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord.
  • Be willing and able to spend the time and money to provide the proper training and medical treatment for the dog.

Each RAWL dog is up to date on all shots and is altered before adoption. RAWL does maintain a 30-day money back trial. If after 30 days, the owner can no longer care for the dog, that dog must be returned to RAWL.

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