Our Adoption Process:
Thank you for choosing to adopt and for considering adding one of our wonderful rescue dogs as a new member of your family! We try to make our adoption process seamless as possible.
If you’re interested in adopting, please fill out an online adoption application. Once your application is approved, which usually takes a day or two, you will receive a response by e-mail or phone to discuss any questions and schedule a meet-and-greet.
-Please be aware that some of our adoptable dogs are in foster homes located in the Madison, Baraboo, or Milwaukee area. If the dog you are interested in is located in a foster home, please be flexible and allow ample amount of time to schedule a meet-and-greet.
***We require a meet-and-greet with your current dog(s) and immediate family members (spouse, children, roommates, etc.) to ensure a good fit. The meet-and-greet will either be done at the Ranch or at the potential adopter’s home.
-If you rent, we will verity the landlord’s pet policy by contacting your landlord directly.
-If you have current pets, we will verify your veterinary history by contacting your vet clinic directly.
-If you have cats, we can conduct a “cat introduction test” to assure that the dog can live peacefully with your resident cat(s). If needed, we can also make arrangements to do a trial adoption run.
-Please Note: Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of our rescue dogs we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. We think that it’s more important is to get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our rescue dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
-Please be aware that some towns, cities and homeowners insurance companies have a ban on certain breeds. There are also ordinances limiting the number of pets you can have in your household. Please do research on these topics before applying. The link below contains most of the bans in Wisconsin: