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Adoption Process

Interested in adopting? Learn about our process below

Are you looking for a gentle giant canine companion to become part of your family?

Are you committed to your animals as if they were two-legged children? Would you like to adopt a rescue dog and by doing so, help save others who deserve a second chance?


Save The Giants (STG) volunteers are dedicated to our rescue dogs, our mission and to a consistently creating a positive adoption experience for our dogs’ forever families. We work hard to match you with a dog that will be a good fit for you, your family and your lifestyle as we believe a rescue dog should enrich your life as much as you will theirs.


If you are interested in adopting any of our dogs, please familiarize yourself with our process so that you know what to expect along each step of the way.

Step 1

Submit an adoption application

All potential adopters must first submit an adoption application. The adoption application gives our volunteers a good starting point on finding an appropriate dog for your lifestyle and home environment.


  • Download the Save The Giants adoption application.

  • Complete the application in its entirety. (Incomplete applications will not be considered.) Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the application.

  • Save the document in this format: LAST NAME-STG ADOPTION APP

  • Return completed adoption application to us via email, fax or USPS mail (see below for our contact information).


NOTE: The application asks you to use or create an electronic signature. Instructions to complete the digital signature are here. If you cannot create a digital signature, please print the application and manually sign it.

Please allow 48 hours for our volunteers to process the application. 

Additional information about our adoption process:

  • Save the Giants representatives do not reserve or promise any dog to any applicant prior to being approved for adoption, which means successfully completing the adoption application and home visit process.


  • If at any step in the process Save the Giants or any of its representatives feel that the situation is not right for a specific dog, we reserve the right to deny your application or to offer to match your family with a different dog.


  • The minimum required donation to adopt a dog from Save the Giants rescue starts at $375. This donation is non-refundable. We require a minimum donation because we are looking for adopters who want to support rescue efforts and who understand that their donated adoption fee will be used to help Save The Giants help other dogs in need. Save The Giants may spend anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars on each dog; seniors, dogs who need expensive medical care like heartworm treatment, those with mange and other needs due to abuse or neglect often require care and treatment which will far exceed their adoption fee. Adoption donations received for young, healthy and highly adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for others with greater needs. We believe in giving all of our dogs an opportunity at a better life and without the help of the most adoptable dogs, we wouldn’t be able to support those who need a little more TLC.

If at any point you have any questions about the adoption process, please feel free to contact us.

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