Get On Board with All Aboard!
Make the search for your new family member as successful and stress-free as possible with our easy four-step process!
We are a small, mostly volunteer-run organization. We have only two full time employees. We do our best to respond to your requests and questions, and understand that not getting a timely response can be frustrating. You can help make the process run more smoothly for you and for us, if you start by reading the information, and following the instructions we’ve provided here.
If you have a question that is not answered here, or on our FAQ page, please feel free to contact us. We love our adoptive families. Please understand that if we don’t get back to you right away, we aren’t ignoring you. We are doing our best to set priorities, and do as much as we can with the time and resources available.
Step One: Understand Your Obligation to Your New DogRead an overview of our adoption agreement. You will be required to sign an adoption contract before taking your new dog home. Make sure you understand what adopting a rescue dog means to your family, and to the dog you are taking home.
Step Two: Apply and Become an Approved Adopter
Complete your online application. We will always confirm pet policies with landlords and spay/neuter/vaccination status of pets with your veterinarian. To improve your chances of approval, and to speed up the approval process, if you are not certain that your pets vaccinations are up to date, or don’t know your landlord’s pet policy, contact your veterinarian and landlord prior to completing your application.
We do our absolute best to respond to applications received within one business day.
Step Three: Find Your New Pooch
Once you’ve received adoption approval from All Aboard Animal Rescue, check our website for adoptable dogs. The website will be up to date every Monday evening. New dogs may be added between Tuesday morning and Friday.
Our adoption events are held on Saturday, so if you are looking for a dog on Saturday or Sunday, you may see dogs on the website that were already adopted.
Your chance of finding the right dog to add to your family will be best if you check the website daily, Monday-through-Friday, AFTER your application has been approved.
Step Four: Finalize Your Adoption and Bring Your New Dog HomeIf you find a dog online that you fall in love with, you can place a hold on that dog that will ensure that it is available at the Saturday adoption event. We’ll hold the dog for you for the first hour of the event. Please be aware that deposits are nonrefundable. You may, h apply your deposit to a different dog.
Step Four: Come to our Saturday adoption event.When: Saturdays, 10-1
- If you want to adopt a puppy, please arrive early. Puppies are popular.
- If you have placed a hold on a dog, arrive by 10:45. We can only hold your dog for the first hour of the event.
- Everyone else, please arrive by 12:30 so you’ll have time to complete adoption paperwork. Our foster families arrive to take their dogs home at 1:00.