Our Adoption Process

If you would like to adopt one of our needy dogs, the fastest and most efficient way to be considered is to fill out an online application, and send it to us as soon as possible. The application will be reviewed by members of CSAC Placement team. The review process includes a background check, and whenever appropriate, a check and verification of the veterinary history of the applicant's present or previously owned animals. If the application is approved, we will contact the applicant by phone or email to set up a home visit. A home visit will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.  If all goes well, the approved applicant can schedule a meet and greet with the dog they are interested in adopting. The final stage of the adoption process is filling out the Adoption Agreement, which is signed by the adopter(s) and a CSAC representative.

Adoption fees:
$400 - puppy to 1 year 11 months,
$350 - 2 years to 4 years 11 months,
$300 - 5 years to 8 years 11 months,
$250 - 9 years and older
Adoption fees are required to help offset the large expenses incurred caring for the dogs. On average, the adoption fee covers 60% of the expenses.

By the time of adoption, all dogs have been examined at least once by one or more board certified veterinarians. The dogs move into their forever homes having had all the treatment and care we can adequately determine they need, including -- but not limited to -- vaccinations, spaying and neutering and heartworm tests. Everything possible is done to reasonably ensure the health and well-being of our dogs.

Every attempt is made to assess the temperament and behavior of the animals, and they will be as socialized as possible under the circumstances. We are honest with potential adopters about our dogs, and all available information is disclosed. We make no guarantees about the health or temperament of any of our rescue dogs, as we often know so little of their history, but we do all we can to determine and take care of as much as possible under the circumstances. Our primary objective is to see these formerly unfortunate animals placed in safe, secure homes, where they will be loved and accepted as family members for the rest of their lives.

Occasionally we will feature mixed breed dogs and other breeds in need of homes. You may even see a cat or two appear on our pages. We will not turn our backs on any animal in need.

If you want a special lifetime companion, please view our list of adoptable animals. These dogs want so much to please people, and many have been senselessly abandoned, sometimes abused, by people they should have been able to trust. We hope you are willing to help us give them a second chance at the lives they truly deserve.