DOGS ADOPTED :
Thank you for your interest in one of our adoptable dogs! Please read our FAQs and then fill out our application below!
What's the adoption process?
See our Adoption Process page.
What's the adoption fee?
The adoption fee for our dogs is $400; some puppies or highly desired breeds will have an increased adoption fee.
Where can I find more info about dogs that are currently available?
See our Adoptable Dogs page. If a dog is not listed on this page, they are not currently available for applications.
The dog I'm interested in is not listed in the in the drop down menu on the application. Why?
If the dog you are interested in applying for is not listed in the drop down menu on the application, the dog is not currently accepting applications. We promote our dogs on social media, and if we receive an overwhelming amount of applications, we will remove the dog from our website so we can review the submissions. Please do not submit an application under a dog that you are not interested in adopting. Your application will be lost in our system and will not be considered. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook or Instagram if you have questions about a particular dog's availability.
Are there more dogs that aren't listed?
Very likely, yes! New rescue dogs arrive in our care all the time, so the dogs available are always changing. See our Facebook or Instagram for updates on dogs who will be available for adoption on our site soon!
Applying for a puppy from one of our litters?
Even if you're interested in more than one puppy in a given litter, please only apply for one puppy. Jake's Wish adoption counselors will evaluate all applicants for the entire litter, regardless of the puppy you apply for. Applicants who appear to be the best match for the puppies are then interviewed, and if chosen, receive a number. Depending on the number of puppies in a litter, family #1 gets first pick, family #2 gets second pick, and so on. Because of our process, we cannot guarantee a specific puppy – you need to meet them all!
Empty drop down menu?
No dogs are currently available for applications. Please do not submit an application with no dog selected. Your application will be lost in our system and you will not be considered.
Can I submit an application that isn't specific to an individual dog?
At this time we do not accept "general" applications. Please wait to apply until a dog are are interested in is listed in the drop down menu.
Can I submit an application if I am not local to the San Francisco Bay Area?
While we prefer local adoptions, if the best adopter does not live nearby, we will do whatever we can to help get our dog into the best home. We do not ship our dogs or allow them to fly in cargo, so any prospective adopter will need to drive to pick up a dog if it is too big to fly in-cabin.
Will I get a confirmation email after my application is submitted?
Yes. If your application is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam or junk folder for this email and any follow up emails.
The dog I applied for is no longer listed on the site. Has it been adopted?
If a dog you applied for is no longer listed on our site that means the application review process has started. It does not mean that the dog has already been adopted. Once a dog's profile is removed from our site, we evaluate the applications we have received and we will no longer accept new applications. As we review the applications, we will select applicants we would like to contact for phone interviews. Unfortunately our site does not have an easy way of showing which dogs are currently in the application review process.
If your application looks like the best match for the dog, we will reach out for a phone interview. If you are not selected for a phone interview, that does not mean your application has been declined. It just means that another applicant may have been a better match for the needs of that particular dog. More dogs are ready for adoption on a consistent basis! We encourage you to reapply if you find another dog you are interested in. As a small team we are sometimes unable to respond to every inquiry. Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Which dog are you interested in adopting? (Not listed? See the FAQs at the top of this page.)*
Choose an animal:
If the dog you are interested in applying for is not listed in the menu above, the dog is not currently accepting applications. Please see our FAQs at the top of this page. Available dogs can be found here.
Why do you want to adopt this dog?
Please list ALL of the animals (dogs, cats, rabbits) you have had in the past 5 years and that you currently own. Failing to include an animal will void a potential adoption. Tell us breed, sex, age, spay/neuter status and where they are now.*
If you have not had any animals in the past five years, please detail your experience with animals whether as a child or in your lifetime. What breed(s) of dog have you owned and for how long did you have that dog?*
How many adults are in your household, and what are their ages?*
How many children are in your household, and what are the ages?*
If there are no children now, do you expect that to change during the life of the dog?*
Please describe the relationship of the people in the household (roommates, significant others, parent, children, etc.) and which member of the home you are.*
Have all the members of your family agreed to this adoption?*
Are you prepared to adopt (within 7 days) and take a pet home?*
Do you or your family members have dog allergies or asthma?*
Describe a typical daily routine or schedule for your existing dog(s)/this new dog.*
Where will the dog sleep?*
How many hours a day on average will the dog be left alone?*
When I am home, dog will be kept (select all that apply)
When I am NOT home, dog will be kept (select all that apply)
Please provide detail.*
I live in a:*
If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to have a dog? What is your landlord's name and phone number?
If you rent, are you required to carry extra insurance for your dog, and do you have that?*
Do you have a yard? If so, please describe your yard. Is it fenced? Height of fence? Do you have a pool and is there a fence around it?*
What would you do with your dog if you had to move out of state or country?*
What plans are in place if you could no longer personally care for your dog?
Which reasons do you consider acceptable for giving up your pet? (please check all that apply)
Please explain if you selected some answers above regarding rehoming.*
What level of activity are you looking for in a dog? (How often do you like to go on walks? How far/long do you like to walk? Any other activities you'd like to do with your dog?)*
What qualities and characteristics are you looking for in a dog? What about this dog feels like a good match for you?*
How would you deal with housebreaking or potty training (be as detailed as possible)?*
How would you deal with chewing (be as detailed as possible)?*
How would you deal with barking (be as detailed as possible)?*
How would you deal with digging (be as detailed as possible)?*
If your dog gets sick, what would you do?*
Do you already have a vet - where do you go? If not, when do you plan on getting a vet? How often would you take your dog?*
You may get a follow up call/email or a home visit from a Jake's Wish volunteer to make sure everything is going well with your new dog - is this okay?*
How did you find about Jake's Wish Dog Rescue and get to our website?
If you heard about Jake's Wish through a volunteer or foster what is that person's name and what is your relationship?
If you'd like to share anything else, let us know here!
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