Rappahannock Animal Welfare League

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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 initially interested in adopting.


The adoption fee is $175.00. All RAWL dogs are spayed or neutered; snap tested and started on heartworm preventive; given DHLPP, bordetella and rabies vaccinations; micro-chipped; de-wormed; and have Frontline applied.Note: Puppies younger than 14 weeks are not given rabies vaccine. It is the new owner's responsibility 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 inforawldogs@gmail.com.


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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 brought up to date on shots and is neutered/spayed before adoption. RAWL offers a 30-day money back trial. If after 30 days, the new owner can no longer care for the dog, that dog must be returned to RAWL.