So, if you really want to get to know a pup before you make a lifelong commitment, you’ll love our process. But if you’re in a rush to bring a new dog home, we’re not the rescue for you.
Our goal is placing our rescue dogs in their forever homes. Most of them have already lost at least one family—that’s why they’re in the rescue system. We don’t want them to experience that trauma ever again.
So, we’ll take the time to really get to know you, your family and lifestyle—and give you the opportunity to get to know your chosen pup. By the time they move in, they'll already feel right at home!
That’s why our adoption process includes:
We get it: our process isn't for everyone. But the vast majority of adopters say they’ll never adopt any other way…and become part of Midwest Rescue’s extended family.
Puppies under 6 months old must go to homes where a family member is home most of the day.
If puppies are too young to be spayed/neutered upon adoption, their adopters must agree to get them spayed/neutered at a pre-set age, at our expense. This is written into our contract.
Puppies (6 months and under) - $300
Adult Dogs - $250
All of our rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Adoption fees cover part of these costs, and also demonstrate that owners are willing and able to cover their pup’s expenses.
During the trial adoption period, we provide food, supplies, crate, etc...and you provide the love and structure. We'll communicate with you throughout this period to make that everything is going well.
At the end of the trial period, you return the supplies, but if all goes as planned, you’ll be keeping your new best friend.