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, private, foster-based rescue relying on few staff members and many volunteers to operate. 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.
If you apply for a specific dog, please be ready to adopt within a week of an approval. Approved applications can be held on file for 6 months!
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.
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.
We host weekly adoption events on Saturdays at various locations. Typically, we will have a portion of our population at our office each Saturday along with a portion at a location in our community. The best way to know where the events will be is to follow us on Facebook or Instagram as we post weekly event updates! If you do not have social media, send us an email, and we would be happy to let you know where the event will be that weekend. If you have an approved application and have interest in a specific dog, we will direct you to place a hold for the first hour of the event. If you come to an event and want to adopt a dog, please be ready to take them home that day! We cannot wait to help you find the perfect companion!