Adoption Process

OLBH Fur Kids RockPlease read thru the entire adoption process

Upon arrival to OLBH, all of our dogs receive a complete physical by our veterinarian. If/when they are age appropriate/healthy enough they are spayed/neutered, receive vaccinations, heartworm and fecal tests.

For our dogs that are in foster homes we ask that you submit an application for review and approval prior to our scheduling a meet n’ greet.  For those here at the rescue you will need to email to schedule a time to visit and meet the dog(s) you are interested in before we will accept and process an application to ensure it will be a good fit.

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 realize most apartment complexes do not have fenced in yards – these applications will be considered on an individual basis.

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 this rescue will be completed. All of their medical paperwork, rabies and microchip tags will be provided.

Our standard adoption fee ranges from $200 – $250 unless you fit into one of our special programs (Veterans/Seniors) or are adopting more than one of our kids.

OLBH does adopt out of state within a reasonable distance from the rescue, however we do not ship animals; you must come to OLBH.



CLICK HERE for Adoption Application – word doc

CLICK HERE for adoption application – pdf


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 $100. When you email to schedule a visit please be sure to let us know you are a Veteran and interested in adopting one of our veteran dogs! 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 $100. When you email to schedule a visit please be sure to let us know you are a senior citizen and interested in adopting one of our senior dogs.