Check out our fosters
​available for adoption on our
Available Dogs page!

The Adoption Process​ 

1. The Adoption Questionnaire 

There are several pages to this and the questions asked help us determine what sort of home you can provide for the rescue dog. We evaluate each family and each dog separately. There is no one question or answer that is ‘make-or-break.'

2. Reference Checks

You will be asked to provide a vet reference and 3 personal references. We will contact these references to help us get to know you better as a pet owner.

3. The Home Visit

One of our Carolina R&R members (or a trusted person representing us) will visit your home to see how the dog would fit into your environment. This gives us a chance to look at the family and the home where the dog will be spending the rest of his life. 

4. Meeting the Foster Dog

If possible, we would like you to meet the dog on neutral territory or at his foster home. You can see if this is the dog that you’d like to make a lifetime commitment to and it gives us a chance to see how you and the dog interact. You can ask questions about the dog and see how the dog fits into his foster home. Although this not required, we recommend this step and will work with you to find a time and place satisfactory to all.

5. The Adoption Contract 

This is a simple document that states you accept the dog on our conditions and that you will treat the dog fairly and with kindness. You will sign and date this document.

6. The Adoption Fees:

* Puppy - Age 6: $375

Puppies too young to be spayed/neutered or unaltered adult dogs are adopted with a conditional Spay/Neuter Adoption Contract which includes an additional $100 deposit, refunded upon providing proof of Spay/Neuter.  CACDR&R will cover the cost of the procedure up to a maximum amount of $150. Additional costs are the responsibility of the adopter. Final adoption contract is not issued until proof of Spay/Neuter is submitted.

* Age 7 - 9: $325
* Age 10+: $150

Special Needs: To be determined on a case by case basis.

Military Discount: 25% off Adoption Fee for active military and veterans.

Why adopt?

You will save money – adoption costs less than buying a cattle dog from a pet shop or breeder.​


Download our Adoption Questionnaire, complete, and email back to us at . Alternatively, enter the information below and we will email you an adoption application to complete and return to us.

If you adopt a young adult or older cattle dog, you can avoid many of the hassles related to house training and teething. Puppies are cute but they require lots of attention, training, patience! An older dog might fit in better with your family and lifestyle than a rambunctious cattle dog puppy would!

You will be saving a life. By adopting from a rescue, you will be helping to save another cattle dog by making a place for another foster. 

Carolina ACD Rescue & Rebound

Forever loved. Forever yours. Forever home.