Our Adoption Process
Dog People of Oahu’s adoption process is designed to ensure that all dogs are safe, taken care of and loved in a forever home. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH OUR PROCESS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
- APPLICATION – All our dogs/puppies have their own application. All applications must be filled out completely. Incomplete applications will be declined immediately WITHOUT NOTICE. Once an application is filed, please CONTACT US DIRECTLY AFTERWARDS. You may contact us directly through Facebook messenger, Instagram, or email. If you do not contact us after you file an application, we may not review your application right away. Applications for dogs in foster homes will be put aside until they are ready for adoption.
- APPROVAL/REJECTION – There are three ways we label applications – approved, rejected, and waitlist. Approved applications will be contacted within 1 -2 weeks of applying. Rejected applicants will be emailed. Waitlist applicants are approved applications but are not selected for the dog/puppy they wanted, and will be asked if they would like to keep their applicant for the next dog/puppy available or to remove their application from the file.
- MEET AND GREET/PICK UP DAY! – You must come meet your puppy at our scheduled time. If you want, you can also take home your puppy/dog that day as well. A TWO week trial run (minimum) must be completed. The dog/puppy will be staying with the potential adopters. At this time, the family will be deciding if they would like to adopt or not. A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT (half of the adoption fee) WILL BE MADE AT THIS TIME. At this moment, the health and temperament of the puppy/dog will be disclosed, but we will not be releasing any paperwork. A VALID ID must be presented as well. We will be making a copy for our records.
- FINALIZING – Adoption papers are signed, medical records of the dog/puppy will be released to the adopters, and the rest of the adoption fee MUST be paid.
The adoption fee’s covers the cost spent to care for the dogs we take in. All adoption fees are used to fund the care for the next dog we rescue or for our community outreach, and not for our volunteers.
- Puppies: $280
- Adult Dogs: $180
- Senior Dogs: $100
All of our dogs are neuter/spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, and prevention medication (tick, flea and heartworm). We also do additional testing as needed such as heartworm testing, and fecal exam.
PLEASE READ: If you no longer want the dog/puppy you have adopted from us, you MUST RETURN THEM TO THE RESCUE. THERE WILL BE A LARGE FEE IF THE ADOPTION CONTRACT YOU SIGNED IS BREACHED.
Adopting a New Furry Family Member
Welcoming a new furry family member is an exciting event for everyone in the family. However, it takes time for your new puppy or dog to get acclimated to their new home and new family members, both human and animal. It is important for everyone to give their new family member time to adjust. It takes about 3 months for your new pup to feel comfortable. Give it time, and support your new best friend! Read more by clicking the button below to learn how to help your new furry family member adjust to their new life with you!