Black Dog Rescue Adoption Application

Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog from Black Dog Rescue!

We are a not for profit volunteer and foster based rescue operating primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. If you wish to pursue adopting a dog through our organization, you must first fill out and submit an Adoption Application.

We require an adoption application and completion of phone interview, home visit and reference checks prior to set up of a meet and greet.

The adoption fees for dogs 7 months+ is $500 which includes core vaccines and rabies, microchip, spayed/neutered. The adoption fee for puppies 6 months or less is $550 which includes core vaccines and rabies, mircochip, and spay/neuter only if they are old enough. If the puppies are not old enough upon adoption, the adopters will be responsible for spay/neuter and will require to provide BDR with proof.

Black Dog Rescue only adopts out to residents of in GTA, Ontario, Canada. 

Adoption Checklist

For a smooth adoption, we recommend that adopters have ensured the following prior to applying:

  • All members of the household are in agreement about adopting a dog

  • You have budgeted for pet food and supplies, emergency medical issues, and adoption fees

  • You have set aside extended time during the transition period to bond with your new dog (long walks, various activities to build trust)

  • You have the appropriate amount of time to spend time with the dog (minimum 2 structured walks per day, regular socialization with other dogs and people, etc)

  • Alternate homes/pet sitters/dog walkers should the dog require additional socialization or if you are away on vacation

  • Relevant preparation for dogs with special needs

  • Basic knowledge of dog training and care

Ready to Adopt?

Adopting Nina is one of the best decisions of my life. It’s definitely a work in progress, but every hour I spend with her is so rewarding.
— Jason Y., with Nina