Apply to Adopt!
Saskatoon Dog Rescue operates entirely through the support of our network of volunteer foster homes. This means that we don't have a shelter or one physical location where you can meet our available dogs prior to submitting an application. Should you be interested in one of our available dogs, please submit an application. Don't worry, a meet and greet will be arranged prior to the adoption, so you can be sure our furry friend is a good fit for you and your family.
New adoptable dogs are posted to our website every Thursday between 8:00 am - 12:00pm. Suitable applicants are contacted on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend checking our website every Thursday morning, and having your application answers prepared in advance.
Meet & Greet
Take home your new best friend!
Our dogs come to us from an array of difference backgrounds. We often don't know much about their background prior to entering our care. However, each dog is taken to a veterinarian to ensure they are physically, mentally, and behaviorally healthy prior to being put up for adoption. Our foster homes also provide our dogs with socialization exposure to other dogs and other people to ensure they can co-exist peacefully. If any other background information is known about your foster pup, we will always share it with you.
Available for Adoption
Ready to Apply?
Make sure you’ve reviewed our FAQs below before submitting your application. Please note that an application does not guarantee approval. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for a response.
If you are having any issues submitting your application, please contact us.
How much is the adoption fee?
What does the adoption fee include?
Upon entering our care, all dogs are seen by a veterinarian and undergo a health check. This ensures that they are physically, mentally, and behaviourally healthy. This health check ensures all dogs are dewormed, provided age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, spayed/neutered (if older than 6 months), and given any other necessary medical care.
I submitted an adoption application, but I haven't heard back yet.
Can I meet a dog before applying?
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, and being a foster based rescue, we require an application to be submitted prior to any meet & greets. Be sure to keep an eye out for our adoption events! These are great opportunities to meet dogs prior to applying.
What is the adoption process?
Do you have any tips on the application process?
Why aren't all the dogs and puppies in foster homes listed on the website?
Dogs may be in foster care for several days up to a few weeks before they become available. Once they become available, they will be posted onto our Available Dogs page.
I saw a dog on your Available Dogs page previously, but they are no longer listed. Why?
If a dog is not listed on our website, they are either already adopted or are not available for adoption at this time. Typically if a dog is moved on hold for medical or behavioural reasons, we will leave them on the website but indicate “on-hold” in their biography.
Where can I view your adoptable dogs?
All of our available dogs can be viewed at https://www.saskatoondogrescue.com/adopt.
Can you 'hold' a dog for me?
Unfortunately, no! When applying, please be ready to adopt the dog immediately! A happy adoption means there is a space in a foster home for us to bring in another dog in need.
How big will my puppy get?
Your guess is as good as ours! We try our best to figure out the breed(s) of the dogs that come into our care, but the truth is you never really know what you're going to get. If you have a size restriction where you live, we recommend adopting an adult dog that is fully grown.
How can I tell if a dog is good with kids, good with cats or good with other dogs?
If a dog has experience with cats, kids, or other dogs, we will note this in the dog’s adoption biography on our website. If we feel that a dog would do well in a specific scenario (without cats, in a single-dog household, etc.), we will note this in their biography as well. In many cases, a dog has come to us with an unknown history, so we may not know everything about them. However, all of our dogs are behaviourally-cleared prior to being put up for adoption.
How can I confirm my application was received?
Upon submitting your application, you should receive an auto-response letting you know that your application has been received. Please note that only successful applicants are contacted by our adoptions team. Suitable applications are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. We receive a large number of applications and are not able to respond to every applicant.
When are new dogs listed?
I would like to adopt a specific breed of dog. Will you help me locate what I'm looking for?
We are not able to take requests for a specific breed of dog. Please check our website frequently to see if we have a dog that matches what you are looking for.
How do I obtain my adopted dog's medical records?
Once you've adopted your newest family member, you can email email@example.com and our medical team will release the veterinary records from their previous clinic. To change the microchip information over, you can contact EIDAP at www.eidap.com, and we will confirm you are the new owners.
What medical procedures are performed on a dog prior to adoption?
Each dog is vaccinated, spayed/neutered (if appropriate), micro-chipped, de-wormed and evaluated for any other medical issues prior to adoption. Once your dog is adopted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your dogs medical records.
Where do your dogs come from?
Our dogs come from a variety of backgrounds. We partner with various communities across Saskatchewan to provide homes for strays and for dogs can’t be cared for. We are contacted frequently for accidental litters, or dog that were found without a home. We also see a number of dogs being surrendered from families that aren’t able to provide the dog with the love, attention, or exercise that it needs.
Do you have any hypoallergenic dogs?
In short, not likely. As a rescue organization, we often have little background on the types of dogs that enter our care. We do our best to guess the breed(s) of a dog, but our guess is as good as yours!
Do you have any small dogs?
We don’t often get small-breed dogs, but when we do, they’re snatched up quickly! Keep an eye on our Available Dogs page for any dogs that catch your attention. New dogs are posted every Thursday morning between 8:00am - 12:00pm.
I live outside of saskatoon, can i still apply?
Yes, you can! We have a virtual meet-and-greet process in place to allow you to meet your dog and ask the foster family questions, all without having to travel to Saskatoon! However, should you decide to adopt the dog, you are responsible for picking up the dog on a mutually agreeable date, arranged with your dog’s foster family.