Tails of Hope Dog Rescue

Where every dog deserves a happy tail!
Adoption Application

A few things to know before you submit the application: 

  • We normally adopt to approved applicants that live within a 5-hour driving time from Memphis.
  • There are additional transport fees for adopters that live out of the Memphis area. We do, at times, go further as long as we can get one of our volunteers to do the transport. This is due to the fence check, home meet, proper introductions, less stress on the dog, and if for some reason the meet does not move forward, the dog can easily just be brought back.
  • We absolutely do not ship dogs. 
  • All pups under 6 months of age will only be adopted into homes with at least one existing dog. Puppies get destructive, stressed and bored when left alone. Puppies also learn from another dog, which makes them a better adult dog. Many end up being put outside, taken to shelters or returned to us. This is in place for the benefit of the family and the puppy.

In order to be considered for adoption the following requirements must be met. PLEASE do not send in the application if requirements are not met. It will be not go through and you will not be happy . Our requirements are in place for the safety and best interest of each dog.

  • Must be 25 years or older. 
  • If you have a yard, it must have a secure, attached fence. Invisible fences are not approved.
  • All existing dogs in the home must be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
  • If renting, you must have the consent of your landlord. They will be contacted to confirm.

We are all volunteers with jobs, families and of course dogs to care for, so please allow a minimum of 7-10 days from receipt of application for someone to contact you. If you do not hear back after that time frame, please email us for a status on your application: tailsofhopedr@yahoo.com.

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