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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ADOPTING A DOG FROM MASTIFFS TO MUTTS RESCUE. 

Please note: a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 is required for all interested applicants.  Your donation provides an assurance of commitment as well as helps defray the increasing costs of medical care, vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip implants, heartworm prevention and/or treatment as well as flea/tick prevention.

IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE APPLYING

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina.
  • We will not adopt giant breed dogs to renters.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption.  Proof of any of the following exceptions is required:
    • The intact dog is a working member of a law enforcement, or search and rescue/recovery team.
    • The intact dog is registered under the auspices of the American Kennel Club and is actively being shown.
    • A veterinarian has determined the sterilization procedure would harm the intact dog. 
  • We believe in Force Free Training Methods and do not approve of methods or devices using pain or force to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior. 
  • Homes with highly varnished steps must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. 
    • **We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Puppy Policy: To ensure proper housetraining and socialization, only adopted to homes where an adult will not be away more than an hour per month of age of the puppy, up to 6 months.

 

 

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