Please fill out our Adoption Application as the first step in the adoption process.

You can apply for a specific dog on our Adoptables or Petfinder page – or submit an application to let us know that you are interested in being matched with a HugABull dog.

You can work with one of our Foster and Family Placement Directors to undergo screening and homecheck, then be placed on our waiting list. We can contact you when a dog meeting your criteria comes into the program.

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You may also want to consider the Foster to Adopt program, where you foster a dog for a minimum of 30 days as a “test run” to see if that dog is a fit. Our Foster to Adopt program is a great option for those unsure about dog ownership and looking for a “trial period” before signing adoption paperwork. Working through HugABull, you can be matched with a dog in the shelter system and commit to caring for them during the 30-day foster period.

If you find that dog is a fit to your home, you are first in line to adopt and make them a permanent family member. And if you aren’t ready for the commitment, the dog is put up for adoption, and we only ask that you care for the dog until another home is found.

Foster to Adopt does not generally apply to dogs who have already completed their 30-day foster period, and all terms and conditions of the HugABull foster care programs apply during the initial 30 days.

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Read about some adoptive happy endings on our Matches Made in Heaven page!