Adoption Process

No out of state/out of area adoptions. Unless you can drive to our event on Saturdays and drive home.  We do not hold dogs

You must be over 25 yrs old to adopt – If you are of any age living at home, the homeowner/parent must fill out the application.

We spend hundreds of dollars on each dog to prepare them for their forever home. Your adoption donation includes a vet check, spay/neuter, DHLPP vaccine, bordetella vaccine, rabies vaccine, deworming, microchip, collar, tag, leash & pictures.

** Our adoption donations vary from $300-$450 depending on the size, breed, age & medical condition of each dog. **

***Adopting unfixed puppies *** If you are applying for a puppy then it is probably NOT fixed yet.  Due to our agreement with the City of LA (who holds our kennel license as a non profit) 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.  The application aids us in establishing if our dog will be a good fit in your home environment and lifestyle.  We know our dogs very well.  If your application is approved we will contact you with an appointment time to meet our dogs. 

3. Not everyone who submits an application will be approved to adopt. 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

4. 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