Adoption/Foster Applications

Thank you for your interest in adopting or fostering with OAR!  We know how exciting it is to add a new member to your family.  Our adoption and foster applications are the same, as all foster homes need to be approved as adopters.  If you are interested in fostering instead of adopting, please write "foster" where it asks for the name of the animal you're interested in adopting.  If you want to learn more about fostering, please click here.

Please read before applying:

1. Please be sure to complete the application as thoroughly as possible.  Failure to provide contact information for your vet(s) and landlord (if applicable) will delay the process. 

2.  Please call your vet's office and authorize them to speak with us.  Many vet offices will not release information to us without you calling to give them permission, so if you call ahead of time, this will speed up the process.

3. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age

4. We are all volunteers and do our best to respond to applications within 3 - 4 days of receipt, but it can sometimes take a bit longer.   Please be patient with us; we do respond to all applications received.   

5. Please note that we do often get multiple applications for the same dog.  It is our goal to place the pets in our program in the homes we feel are are the best matches for them.  We do not operate on a first come, first served basis. We also do not hold pets for adoption, so if you are not quite ready adopt now (you are currently out of town, have an upcoming vacation, you're in the process of moving, etc), please check back with us when you are actually ready to welcome a new family member. 

6. If your application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet with you and your family, including any dogs in your household, at our Saturday adoption event at the Perimeter PetSmart (128 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346).  We hold adoptions every Saturday from 11:30am - 1:30pm.  If you have any questions or concerns about meeting on Saturday, please email us before applying. 

7. You do not need to complete multiple applications unless your last application was submitted over 1 year ago.  Please list all dogs of interest on the same application. If you have applied within the last year and see a new dog of interest to you, please email us at, so we can locate and review your application for that dog.