Adoption Process

So You Want To Adopt

Your New Best Friend

Arizona Poodle Rescue will consider adoptive families in the Phoenix and surrounding areas only. This is simply due to logistics and distance of travel for our volunteers. Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the dog's background and your family's needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the pet's permanent home.

If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you, you are an ideal candidate for Arizona Poodle Rescue. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.


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1. Apply

We appreciate you wanting to bring a dog into your home. In order for us to find the right pet for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.

2. Review

We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.

3. Home Visit

Once your application review is complete, a Arizona Poodle Rescue volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit to meet in person and discuss all-things pet. During the home visit, we look for potential hazards for the dog that the adopter may not have considered. All household members must be present during the home visit. This includes all pets.

4. Finding Your Pet

Once approved to adopt, the search for your dog begins. Volunteers will begin to evaluate pets currently in our foster care program who may be a good fit for you and your family. We would also be open to discussing dogs in our care that you are specifically interested in.



  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • Arizona Poodle Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $50 to $650, based on the age and health of each individual animal.