Adoption Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Proof of home ownership or copy of rental lease showing pets are allowed.  (Please note:  large breed dog adoptions require home ownership)
  • Valid CA or Military ID with age and present address
  • Sufficient source of income to support the financial costs of owning a pet
  • Be willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide the proper care for your companion pet including food, shelter, veterinary care, grooming, training and loving attention for the duration of their life
  • Understand that the Sunshine Rescue Group reserves the right to deny any adoption application
  • Complete an application BEFORE meeting the pet of your choice
  • Be interviewed one-on-one by one of our adoption counselors, often by the actual foster parent
  • **** PLEASE NOTE! **** any potential adopter of a large breed dog (including pitbull mixes) is required to own their home - no renters.  If the applicant lives with his/her parent(s), then the parent(s) will need to be the adopter.  No exceptions, sorry for the inconvenience.

Adoption Process

Step 1.  Fill out an application

Step 2.  Application reviewed by an adoption counselor

Step 3.  Iftentatively approved, the adoption counselor will schedule a home visit

Step 4.  After the home visit checks out, take the dog on a “sleepover”

Step 5.  Sign the final adoption agreement and pay the adoption fees

(Adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and microchip)