FAQs

  • What is your adoption process?

    • Our process begins with the application, which you can access here. We will select the applicant we believe to be the best match for the dog and schedule a meet and greet with that applicant, their household members, and any dogs living in the household. We often get many applications for the same dog and do not operate on a first come, first served basis.

    • Meet and greets are scheduled for Saturday mornings. If 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 accomodate another time. Please be advised we are all volunteers and may not be able to accomodate meeting another time.

    • Applicants must be at least 21 years old and must reside in metro Atlanta.

    • If you have any questions about any of the above, please email orphanannierescue@gmail.com before you spend time completing an application.


  • What are the adoption fees?

    • The adoption fee for each dog is listed in his or her online description. The fee includes the shots up-to-date, spay/neuter, heartworm test (for dogs 6 months and older), microchipping, deworming, and treatment of any known medical conditions.


  • Do you have a physical shelter?

    • No, all of our animals live in loving foster homes until they are adopted.

  • How can I meet your dogs?

    • The only way to meet one of our dogs is to go through our adoption process.


  • I am not ready to adopt now, but I am interested in a particular dog. Will you hold that dog for me until I am ready?

    • We are unable to do this for a few reasons. First, it is in the dog's best interest to get into his or her forever home as quickly as possible. Also, we have a limited amount of space. When a dog gets adopted, that opens up a space in a foster home for us to save another dog in need. We recommend waiting to look for your new family member until you are ready to welcome one into your home and ask that you not apply until you are ready to adopt.


  • If I have completed an application in the past, do I need to apply again?

    • You do not need to complete multiple applications unless your last application was submitted over 1 year ago or you have moved or acquired a new pet since you last applied . 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 orphanannierescue@gmail.com, so we can locate and review your application for that dog.