Adoption Process

We do NOT adopt to Mass, Maine or Rhode Island at this time.
We only allow adoptions within 200 miles of White River Jct, VT 05001 

Application to adopt​

If you are interested in adopting one of our listed dogs, please fill out an application. 

One of our volunteer processors will review your application. 

We then will reach out to you via phone to discuss further steps and answer any questions you might have.

We will also get in contact with your listed references and if applicable, your veterinarian.

   Home Visit 

Once your application has been processed, you will be contacted by our home visit coordinator to either arrange an in - person visit or alternative methods (Photos or video chat) so we can see where your new pup would be living. 

   Adoption Approval

Once your home visit has been successfully completed, you will receive a notice that your application to

adopt has been approved.

The notice will include information on payment and an adoption contract, which must be completed and submitted before the adoption can be finalized. 

You will then be informed as to when and where you can take your new best friend home.


   Pick Up Your Dog


If your dog arrives on the transport from down south, you should expect to meet him/her and a representative from SPAR in White River Junction or another mutually agreed up location depending the transport company we use. 

If your dog is already in the northeast at a foster home, you will be given the information as to when and where you can pick him/her up. 

Please note that the adoption fee must be paid prior to picking up your new dog or puppy.

   Fee Schedule


Puppies to   1  year                               $600


Adults         1 year  to 6 years             $500


Seniors       6+ years                            $325


Adoption fees for dogs and puppies is to paid with 24 hours of receipt of an adoption approval notice and signed adoption contract in order to reserve the dog for adoption.

 Your Dog’s Health


All dogs will be altered, tested for heart worm, micro chipped, receive age appropriate shots and a monthly dose of heart worm preventative before joining their new families. 

You will receive an email with a link that will give you access to all of your pet’s available medical records as well as some information to make it easier for you and your dog to adjust to each other.