Applying to Adopt
Great River Rescue requires that potential adopters fill out an application to adopt an animal prior to adoption. If you see an animal through our Petfinder list that you would like to adopt, we invite you to fill out the online application from the link below. Applying to adopt an animal in NO WAY reserves the animal for you. However, it indicates your serious interest in the animal. Additionally, applying online will count toward the required one-day waiting period prior to adoption if you live at least 30 miles from Great River Rescue. Animals that have not been spayed/neutered yet may not go to foster homes greater than 30 miles from our Rescue unless the adopter agrees to spay/neuter the pet at their own vet and at their own expense.
All online applications and applications made through our Shelter Manager software will be valid for up to 3 months assuming no major life changes have occurred.