How to adopt a Muttville dog

Happily ever after, that’s our goal!

But it may take a while. We’re working our wagging tails off to attend to all our applicants, but because of an outpouring of interest in adoption, it will take longer than usual to match you with a mutt, perhaps even several weeks.

The adoption procedure involves these steps:

1. CHOOSING A DOG

Check out our adorable, adoptable mutts. We update this page as dogs become available (sometimes daily!) so check back often!

2. GETTING MORE INFORMATION

Complete an adoption questionnaire. This questionnaire provides important information for our team to help find your perfect match!

3. VIRTUAL “MEETING”

All of our dogs are currently in foster. Due to COVID safety precautions, you will not meet your dog in person until you have chosen to adopt. Instead, you and the foster will arrange a virtual meet and greet — this will be a video chat so you can see the dog in action.

4. FINAL QUESTIONS WITH STAFF & FINALIZING THE ADOPTION

When you decide you want to adopt, you will meet with the foster and a staff member via video chat to go over final questions and logistics. After this video chat you will be asked to download and complete the adoption agreement and send it back to Muttville. You will then pay a one-time $200 adoption fee or become a Mutt Guardian (a monthly sustaining donor).

When we get your agreement, we will email your mutt’s records and information about next steps, including establishing a relationship with a veterinarian, and registering your new mutt’s microchip.

5. IN-PERSON MEETING AND HANDOFF

We have created specific protocols to make this meeting as safe as possible. You and the foster will arrange a contact-less handoff of your new furry companion. After you have taken home your dog, fosters and staff are available for help and advice.

We can’t wait to find you your new best friend!


Disclaimer: We share whatever information we have learned about our dogs with our adopters. However, we cannot make guarantees about dogs’ health or temperament.

Return Policy: We strive to make lasting adoption matches. However, Muttville remains committed to the dogs for the remainder of their lives and will accept dogs back, by appointment, should it not work out. When adopting, we ask clients to be prepared and committed to provide the dog and themselves at least a week together to settle in prior to deciding to return the dog.