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.