Once we receive your application, we will contact your vet and landlord for reference checks (if applicable) prior to contacting you.

Before you apply for a Hero Dog, please keep the following requirements in mind:

  • Puppies – If they are under the age of 16 weeks, we will only adopt to residents of Georgia.

  • Age - Adopters must be 21 years of age.

  • Out of State Adoptions - We only adopt dogs out of state that are over 16 weeks, and the applicant lives in a surrounding state (AL, NC, SC, TN, FL). 

  • Vet History Checks – This is completed prior to approving your application.  All current dogs must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations (distemper/parvo and rabies) prior to application approval.  Cats should be spayed/neutered and current on rabies.

  • Homechecks - These are completed as part of the adoption process and any pre-adoption is not considered finalized until the homecheck takes place.  Our main goal during the homecheck is to ensure it is a safe living space and meets the requirements of the specific dog you are applying for.  We will need to ensure that all of your current pets are living in the main living space of your home.  We will check the fence (if applicable) and ensure there are no escape areas.

  • Commitment - Understand that adding a Hero Dog to your family is both a time and financial commitment.  Recognize that no dog is perfect, and be willing to commit to the dog on current and future behavioral and medical issues.