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Interested in adopting your next companion?


Let's get started on an amazing journey!


Wonder Dogs Rescue understands the importance of responsible pet ownership. We believe strongly in a lifetime commitment to any pet you bring into your home. To help ensure we are all doing our part towards responsible pet ownership, these are our adoption requirements for applicants who currently have pets:​​

  • All dogs and cats in the home must be spayed or neutered (unless precluded due to age or a medical condition). 

  • All dogs in the home must be current on all age appropriate vaccinations. 

  • All dogs in the home must be on regular, year-round heartworm preventative

    • For more information on why we require this, take a look at the facts on heartworm disease.

  • All dogs must reside indoors with the rest of the family.

Our Policies

  • Each interested party must complete an adoption application and be completely honest on the application.
  • If you have other dogs, we may require the dogs to meet before finalizing an adoption.

  • You may be asked to travel to the Dayton area to meet a dog. This is because all of our fosters are unpaid volunteers with limited time. Your flexibility improves your chances of being approved to adopt.

  • Fencing is not a requirement, but is strongly encouraged. We may require a fence for certain dogs at our discretion. We will not adopt to any applicant who uses an invisible fence. 

  • The Wonder Dogs Rescue representative performing the adoption makes the final decision on placement of our dogs. We may decline an applicant without explanation.

  • You will be required to sign an Adoption Contract and pay an adoption fee before the adoption is complete. The adoption fee is non-refundable.

  • Renters are encouraged to contact their landlord to confirm their pet policy. It is your responsibility to confirm you are permitted to have the dog you are applying for.

Our Process
  1. View our adoptable dogs by clicking here.

  2. Click on the dog you are interested in to view their information.

  3. When you are ready to apply, click the "Apply for Adoption" button on the dog's profile to complete the application.

  4. We will review your application and request additional information if necessary. If your application is accepted an Adoption Counselor will contact you to discuss any other needed information and make a final decision on the application. 

  5. Once the application is approved, a meet and greet with the dog will be scheduled. 

  6. Following any meetings, if both you and the Adoption Counselor believe you are a good fit for the dog, we will complete the adoption.  You will be sent a link (either to your smartphone or email) to electronically review and sign the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.

  7. In most cases you will receive the contract, animal records, and other adoption information immediately via ShelterLuv, our Rescue Management Software. In some cases we may not have all of the records in the system yet, and we will email those to you within 7 days of the adoption. 

For more information about our process, as well as answers to
Frequently Asked Questions, visit our FAQ Page.