What puppies are available for adoption? All puppies that are listed as available on the website on Thursday morning prior to the Saturday adoption event will be available for adoption.  All of our fosters have priority in adoption, and must let us know prior to Wednesday at 12pm if their foster is available for adoption.

What do I need to bring?   Please complete the adoption application prior to the adoption event by clicking here.  You will still need to arrive to the event and check in with a valid ID in order to verify your adoption application.  Adoptions will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis in order of check-in.  If you are unable to submit an adoption application prior to an event, you can submit an application on-site.

*You do not have to be pre-approved prior to an adoption event*  We sometimes receive over 100 applications a day, so we may not get to review your application prior to the event.  If your application is still under review, it will be reviewed on-site when you check in to the adoption event.


What are the requirements to adopt? There are no situational requirements other than that your current pet/pets need to be up-to date on their vaccinations, as well as spay/neutered.  Within 14 days of adoption, the adopter is required to establish a relationship and have an examination performed with a Veterinarian to maintain the health of their newly adopted pet.  This demonstrates responsible pet ownership.  If you wish to adopt a puppy under 4 months of age, you must have the means to allow no longer than a duration of 5 hours for the puppy to be left unattended.

  • All pets in the current home must be up to date on vaccinations and spay/neutered
  • New adopters must submit proof of visit with a veterinarian within 14 days of adoption
  • If puppy is under 4 months of age, you must be in a situation where the puppy is not left unattended for >5 hours at a time

Do you require home visits? No, potential adopters are screened by veterinary references and the requirement of a Veterinary visit within 14 days.  If you do not submit proof of a veterinary health visit within 14 days of adoption, your ownership of the animal is forfeited back to Wolf Trap Animal Rescue.

How can I see pictures of the puppies available? You can view them on our website, as well as our Instagram and Facebook.  Be sure to check the website on Thursday morning prior to the Saturday event to ensure availability of the puppy you are interested in, as current fosters have until Wednesday at 12pm to let us know if their puppy will be available.  If the puppy is no longer available for adoption, we will remove the pet from the website.

Can I bring my current dog with me to see if they get along? You can, however it is strongly discouraged. An adoption event can be very stressful for both your dog as well as the puppy. This situation is not ideal, nor does it demonstrate accurate behavior responses that otherwise one might see in a calm setting.

How much is the adoption fee? The current adoption fee for dogs/puppies is $450 cash, or $460 credit. The adoption fee for cats/kittens is $200 cash, $210 credit. This fee covers the cost of spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, deworming, flea/tick control, transport, food and foster supplies provided while in foster care, and 30-days of accidental/incidental health insurance for your new pet; effective starting midnight the day of adoption upon activation by the adopter.