Please read the adoption process below prior to completing an application. An application must be completed before qualifying to adopt a National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) dog.Please read the adoption process below prior to completing an application.
Adopting a retired mill dog can be a challenging experience. These dogs have had very little human contact and may take quite a bit of time adjusting to life as a "real" dog. Therefore, we consider each adoption a trial and never want an adoptive home to feel like they're stuck with a dog if there are problems. One thing that mill dogs need more than anything else is time. Barring any major problems, we ask that adopters give the dog a reasonable amount of time to adjust to its new home. Most of our dogs do remarkably well and bring lots of joy and a great sense of satisfaction to their new owners.
Persons interested in adopting one of our dogs must complete the Adoption Application on our website. Persons who meet our requirements and who appear to be a good match for our dogs will be interviewed by a NMDR volunteer.The next step would be to have a home check with all members of the family present. You will then be able to meet the dogs that are available. Adopting families will then sign a contract. We do not place dogs in homes that we believe will not work out, so please respect our decision.
out of state adoptions
We can adopt dogs to out-of-state residents and each situation is handled individually. Our preference is that you (or a proxy) come out and meet the dog first. Since a home-check is not feasible, we would ask you to take the following steps:
2) Include: - Veterinary Reference (to include the fact that all your current dog residents are spayed/neutered) - 2-3 personal references - 2-3 photos of your fenced yard - An explanation as to how you would/could pick up the dog. (Note: We do not ship dogs).
When one of our rescue transports may be in your vicinity, it might be possible to transport the dog partway to your location and meet you. We cannot, however, guarantee that this option would be available so alternative transportation arrangements should be made.