Adoption process

  1. Initial screening—After submitting your online application form, if you are a suitable match with our dog, we will ask for home photos and move on to the next step – a phone interview. Please note that Save a Life Society dog rescue is run 100% by volunteers so we may take up to one week to process your application.
  2. Home check and meeting the dog – Suitable candidates will be contacted to schedule a home check, in order to ensure the dog is going to a suitable environment. All residents must be present for the home check. After the home check our volunteer team will have an internal discussion about this adoption and reply in couple days.
  3. Sign adoption contract and pay adoption fee—once your adoption is approved, all that’s left is to arrange a pick-up for your new family member! At pick-up, you will sign the adoption contract. Please note that an adoption fee is required for successful applications. The adoption fee* is non-refundable, even if the dog is subsequently returned. The adoption fee varies based on the age and medical needs of the dog being adopted; costs are judged on a case by case basis. Payment can be made by cash or cheque pay to “Save A Life Society”
  4. You will get the dog’s medical record and x-ray copy .

* All of our work is done by a group of tireless, dog-loving volunteers; 100% of the adoption fee goes towards the costs of care for the dogs we save.

Adoption follow ups

Once you have adopted a dog through Save A Life Society you become part of our family. We love hearing updates about our dogs and receiving pictures. We will always be there for you for advice and support. After you bring your new adoptive baby home, our volunteer team will follow up to make sure you and your new dog are settling in happily together.

Please register your dog licence with the city!
Please register your dog’s microchip number in Canada!

Return policy

Save A Life Society will always take back one of our dogs for any reason, and without question.

Heath care before the dog is up for adoption

All our rescue dogs have undergone all the medical care they need before they are up for adoption, including:

  1. Spaying/Neutering
  2. Microchiping
  3. Idexx SNAP® 4Dx® Test
  4. Ehrlichia CanisPolymerase Chain Reaction PCR Test
  5. Deworming
  6. Blood panel test
  7. X-Ray Screening for Urinary Tract Stones and Hip Dysplasia
  8. Dental Cleaning
  9. Patellar Luxation Exam
  10. Giardia Kit Test
  11. Up to date vaccination – Rabies and 8 in 1 (or 10 in one) vaccination
  • Mountain Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
Baby, Male, Medium
  • Mountain Dog
Young, Female, Medium
  • Shiba Inu
Adult, Female, Small
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
Baby, Male, Extra Large
  • French Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
Adult, Male, Small
  • Mountain Dog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Vaccinations up to date
Young, Female, Medium

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