angela n dogs Adopting a pet is a serious, lifelong commitment. Rescued pets often come from neglectful, abusive, or otherwise substandard situations, so please understand many of our available dogs may need basic training, have poor indoor manners (as they lived outside most of their lives), may require potty training, etc.  They may take longer to bond with you and trust you. They may have separation anxiety, scratch at your doors, eat your shoes when left alone, and more.   Some of our dogs are more sensitive than others and have lasting idiosyncrasies that require a patient, loving, and understanding human. We work with them as much as possible with trainers as well as in our homes to ensure they are adoptable. No dog is ever "perfect," although WE think they all are, but a rescued dog can come with emotional baggage that not everyone is ready to handle.

Please make sure you are ready to embark on one of the most fulfilling and challenging adventures ever - adopting a rescued dog. If you are, you will find yourself being "rescued" just as much as the baby you are rescuing. Apply here: 

We schedule Meet & Greets after apps are received. Also email us at to follow up on your app. Pictures/video of your yards, fencing, gates, your current dog(s) and where they spend most of their time also help us get to know you better. We hope you find your new furbaby through Cause for SB Paws!