Adoption Process


OLBH Fur Kids Rock

Upon arrival to OLBH, all of our animals are spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, fecal tested, wormed, and receive age appropriate vaccinations along with a complete physical by our veterinarian. They are also placed on monthly heartworm/flea/tick preventatives.

Once you have discussed your wants and needs in a new dog and find the right furry family member we ask that you please fill out an adoption application (found in link below). Please note that adoptions are not done on a first come first serve basis, we choose homes and approve applications based on the best environment for our canines.  If your application is chosen and approved, we schedule a pre-adoption visit with our vet if needed and will schedule a home visit with you and your family to ensure the dog(s) is going into a safe environment and one that is right for that individual dog. The adoptee is brought along to the home visit and if everything goes well they will get to stay with you, their new family, so you may give them a loving new home.

The adoption fee is due at that time and an adoption contract between yourself and OLBH will be completed. All of their medical paperwork, tags, and the next months preventatives will be provided.

Our standard adoption fee is $150.00 unless you fit into one of our special programs (Veterans/Seniors) or are adopting more than one of our kids.

Please email to schedule a time to visit the rescue to meet all of our kids. We are available for appointments Tuesday thru Sunday and are willing to work with your schedule.

Remember…you will need to come and meet the dog(s) you are interested in before we can process your application to ensure it will be a good fit.



CLICK HERE for Adoption Application – word doc

CLICK HERE for Adoption Application -fillable


Adoption Requirements:   We require that the adoptee live in the home as part of the family AND we require a fenced in yard – we do not approve invisible fencing.  If the adoptee is appropriate for an apartment we obviously realize most apartment complexes do not have fenced in yards – these applications will be considered on an individual basis. OLBH does adopt out of state within a reasonable distance from the rescue, however we do not ship animals; you must come to OLBH.

If you are a Veteran and are looking to adopt a dog, we have several wonderful older veterans of OLBH looking to be your loving companion. With an approved application the adoption fee is only $75. When you email to schedule a visit please be sure to let us know you are a Veteran! Thank you for your service!

If you are of senior age yourself and looking for an older, calmer companion we have many of those waiting for their forever homes.  The adoption process and requirements are the same as listed for our regular adoptions however, the adoption fee is lowered to $75. When you email to schedule a visit please be sure to let us know you are a senior citizen.