Please read before filling out your application:
Locations we serve:
We are currently accepting applications from residents in Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho (close to the WA/Spokane border only) and Canada (Greater Vancouver Area only). While we serve the majority of these areas, in some cases we are unable to find a volunteer for the required physical home check in these locations. For that reason, your application may not be able to be pursued for adoption.
2023 Update regarding Canadian Residents:
Please see area restrictions above for Canadian adopters.
Same Sex Dogs in a Household:
Our rescue does not adopt dogs out to households that already have a dog of the same sex.This is due to increased aggression and dominance issues among same sex dogs. This also applies to dogs who are frequent visitors in your home. In some cases, we allow dogs with a 8+ age difference to be placed in the same home.
Below you will be asked to select what type of application you would like to submit.
Adoption Application: you are interested in adopting a rescue dog who is already in foster care and ready for adoption.
Foster-to-Adopt Application: you are interested in fostering a new incoming dog to the rescue. You will care for the dog for a three week period with the intention to adopt. If you decide the dog is not a good fit, you will countinue fostering until the dog is adopted out through the standard adoption process. This process requires you to be on Facebook to interact with our support group after your application is processed.
Foster Application: you are interested in providing a safe, structured and loving home for a rescue dog until they find their forever home through the adoption process. All supplies and medical expenses will be covered. This process requires you to be on Facebook to interact with our support group after your application is processed.
What to Expect When Fostering or Fostering-to-Adopt:
There is no perfect dog when fostering. Each dog that comes into foster care has their own unique personalities, many just need love and care to work through undesirable behaviors. Most of these dogs have never had a safe, secure or loving home like you will be providing them.
We will never ask a foster to take a human-aggressive or a dog with extreme behavioral issues. Those dogs go to our seasoned fosters or trainers.
Every dog that comes into MLBR will have different quirks or issues; whether it be needing a single dog home, medical, crate and potty training, working through their fears, crate rotation, etc.
Crate training a dog is not a punishment. Utilizing a crate in the home creates a safe space for the dog to decompress.
Each dog will have different comfort levels, and not all are going to be social, which is okay; it doesn’t mean they’re not adoptable.