Adoption Application & Information

Thank you for your interest in adopting 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.  Please click here to read more about fostering before you apply. 


1.  Please be sure that you've read the description posted for the dog(s) of interest to you.  Different dogs have different needs, which will be outlined in the description.  You can view all of our available dogs here.  

2.  Applicants must live in Georgia or surrounding states unless otherwise noted in the dog's online description.  We do not transport dogs, and meet and greets are held in metro Atlanta. 

3. Please complete the application as thoroughly and with as much detail as possible.  Failure to provide contact information for your vet(s) and landlord (if applicable) will delay the process. Please note that we do often get multiple applications for the same dog.  It is our goal to place our dogs in the homes we feel are the best matches for them.  We do not operate on a first come, first served basis. 

4.  We will schedule a meet and greet with the applicant we feel is the best match for each dog.  Meet and greets are scheduled for Saturday morningsIf meeting on a Saturday morning will be a problem (for example, you work every Saturday morning), please contact us before you apply and/or note this on your application to see if we may be able to accommodate another time.  Please be advised we are all volunteers and may not be able to accommodate an alternate time.  If the meet and greet goes well, the intention is for you to adopt and take the dog home at that time.  If you would not be able to meet and/or adopt a dog on the Saturday following your completion of this application, we ask that you wait to apply until you are available.  We will not hold dogs for adoption

5. If you have submitted an application within the last year, you do not need to apply again unless you have moved or have acquired a new pet since you last applied.  Please email us at and let us know that you've previously applied and the new dog of interest to you.  It is helpful if you include the name and email address the application would be under. 

6. Applicants must be at least 21 years old