Rainbow Animal Rescue, NCAdoption Application Form - click here if you want to adopt a dog

We do NOT do on the spot adoptions. Applications must be submitted and vetting/personal references must be checked before an adoption is completed. You will not be able to adopt a puppy or dog on the day of your visit if you do not have a verified application. Note: An incomplete form may delay adoption or even result in someone with a completed form adopting the dog you want. Make sure your Vet has permission to pass on your information to Rainbow Animal Rescue. If your vet refuses to talk to us this will delay your application and may result in the dog you want being adopted by another applicant.

Rainbow Animal Rescue, NCFoster Application Form - apply to give a dog a temporary home

Fostering a dog for Rainbow Rescue will free up a kennel allowing us to rescue another dog from the pound.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

COVID
At this time (March 25th) we are still operating under COVID guidelines. Because of the small size of our building we do not have space to 'social distance' adequately for 'drop in' visitors. We are only scheduling appointments with approved adopters.

CONTACTING US
We have so many calls our voice mail is often full. You can text but with so many texts it is hard to respond. We have 400+ applications at this time. We do look at each one, but as unpaid volunteers with jobs (we have to pay our bills) and families (yes, we have those too), we are limited in how quickly we can process them. A lot of time is spent with messaging. It is best to fill out the Adoption Application Form.

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
  • Our adoptions are not first-come, first-served. Adoptions are based on what is best for the individual animal.
  • Starting April 1, 2021 adoptions are $175 for dogs over 7 months and starting $200 for puppies 7 months and under, which includes updated vaccinations, heartworm testing (over 6 months), spay/neuter as required, and microchipping.
  • We do vet checks, reference checks, and home checks as well as background checks for pit bulls and pit mixes.
  • Our animals are inside family members and are not to be left alone outside.
  • We try very hard to have the animals socialized so they can become loving family members. But it is hard to do since we have had to stop the 'pack walks' due to COVID.
  • Many of our animals have been abandoned, abused, etc. and must have families that will be patient and give the animal time to adjust.
  • Any animal that does not work out for whatever reason must be returned to a member of Rainbow Animal Rescue. They cannot be turned over to Animal Control, SPCA, etc.
  • Remember dogs cannot be left unattended in the yard. Especially small dogs - hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey see them as dinner.
  • Any other animals living with the family must be inside animals (i.e., cats).
  • All other animals must be neutered/spayed.