ADOPTION PROCESS

Our adoptable dogs are placed in foster homes until they find their furever home. In a foster home environment, we’re able to really get to know a dog’s personality and how he or she interacts with people and other animals. This enables us to help you find the perfect dog for your family.

All Of Our Dogs Are

  • Vet checked
  • Vaccinated* (*Puppies will receive 3 rounds of shots prior to being adopted)
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm tested (and treated if needed)
  • Current on heartworm prevention
  • Groomed
  • De-wormed
  • Treated for fleas & ticks

The Adoption Process

Step 1 – Check out all our fur babies on our Adoptable Dogs page and let us know which one you would like to welcome into your home. We also recommend attending an Adoption Event to find your furever friend.

Step 2 – You’ve found a dog (or two!) and are ready to start the application process. Please complete our Adoption Application and submit it to Cody’s to be considered for a furever home. A representative from Cody’s Friends Rescue will contact you within 2-4 business days. Requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 25 years of age.
  • Applicants with children: Children must be at least 4 years of age.
  • As a standard policy, we do not adopt puppies under 6 months into apartments. Please understand this is based on history and experience as puppies require ongoing attention and training and can be quite noisy with whining and crying when left alone for extended hours. This is based on our history and experience and exceptions will only be made if one or more of the adopters work from home.
  • If you’re renting your home, you must show proof of landlord approval if interested in adopting. Please review your rental agreement for any breed restrictions.

Exceptions may be made depending the family’s experience with dogs, and on the dog being considered. We have some dogs that prefer to be in a home with older children or low activity, and we ask that you trust our experience and recommendations to help find the best match for you.

Step 3 – You’ve been approved for an official Meet-And-Greet! A volunteer with Cody’s Friends Rescue will schedule and conduct a Meet-And-Greet with your family and any other pets in the home.

Step 4 – If the Meet-And_Greet goes well, we’ll schedule a home visit (which may be done as part of the Meet-And-Greet) allowing the dog to begin a 10-day home trial. The home check ensures the safety and comfort of the dog in a new home. The adoption fee is collected and held at this time until the adoption is finalized.

Step 5 – After the home trial, if you’ve found your match, you can choose to finalize the adoption process by completing the Adoption Contract. Once finalized, you will receive your new dog’s prior medical records for your files, and their microchip will be transferred from Cody’s to you.

Adoption Fees

There is a standard adoption fee to help offset the costs our rescue incurs. Many of our rescue dogs have initial medical needs including heartworm treatment, surgery and vaccinations. The adoption fees never fully offset these additional costs, but it does allow us to save more lives and cover expenses.

Senior dogs 9 years and older
$150
Dogs 6 months to 9 years old
$250
Puppies under 6 months old
$300