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Adoption Application Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our AMAZING animals!

Our application process need to be completed prior to any pet leaving our care.
Application processing time may take up to 7 days.  
Approved applications are good for 6 months.  

We are all VOLUNTEERS who work EVERY DAY to find our animals forever homes.

Dog Adoption Application

Cat Adoption Application

Small Animal Adoption Application

What to expect during the Application Process

We know how excited you are to find your new family member - we are too! All of the questions we ask on the application help us learn about you so we can better match you to the perfect animal.

  1. All applicants must be at least 23 years of age.

  2. Complete the form in its entirety.  Incomplete applications will delay processing. 

  3. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Be sure to check your email and SPAM folder for an email from Eleventh Hour Rescue ( This email contains information on how to reach us while your application is being reviewed.

  4. References and Veterinarians: Let your references know a volunteer from EHR will be calling them.  Contact your veterinarian(s)!!!  Let them know we will be calling, and that you authorize them to release information to us.

  5. If we have questions about your application we will contact you.

  6. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email from our applications team.  This email will indicate whether or not you have been approved to adopt, and provide information on your next steps.   Receiving the approval email does not guarantee that the animal you applied for is still available or a good fit for your home.

  7. We do not 'hold' or 'reserve' animals during the application process.


​Be assured our team of volunteer adoption coordinators are dedicated to helping you find an amazing family member who you will love forever!