Adoption Process

No out of state adoptions

Please note, You must be over 25 yrs of age to submit an application to adopt – If you are of any age living at home, the homeowner/parent must fill out the application. We regret that we can not adopt to families with children under the age of 6.

Our dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

** Our adoption donations vary on average from $300-$600 depending on the size, breed, age & medical condition of each dog. ** Please understand that this is a charitable donation to cover the costs associated with rescue, including medical care, vaccines, dewormers, flea control, surgeries, dental cleanings, microchips and spay/neuter surgery and is not a purchase price for a dog.

***Adopting unfixed puppies ***  Due to our agreement with the City of LA (who holds our shelter kennel license) our unfixed puppies need to stay in our local area of the South Bay and North Orange County beach cities only.  No exceptions.

1. View our available dogs – Our website is always current. 

2. Submit an application of interest – Our adoption process is NOT meant to be an invasion of your privacy. We do not adopt on a first-come first-serve basis. Our priority is the well-being of our dogs and they will be adopted based on the needs of that particular dog. You will only be contacted should we choose to pursue your application. Please don’t call Creative Pet Supply and ask their employees questions about our dogs, they don’t know.  Just email us at: info@animalsrule.org

3. The Homecheck/delivery – While a home visit is required prior to final placement, it does not guarantee adoption. We like to see where our dogs will be living to make sure that they will be in a safe and secure environment. Often we can help with unforeseen health risks and help secure yards and fences that first time owners might miss.

** Not up for all of this? 

If for some reason you choose not to go through our screening process to adopt, please consider adopting from your local shelter.  Below are some links to shelters who euthanize on a daily basis due to shelter overcrowding.

Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control

Los Angeles City Animal Services

SEAACA Downey Shelter

Long Beach Animal Control