Our process begins with an application that must be submitted as the first step. If an application appears to be a match for the particular dog or puppy, we arrange for a time to discuss it over the phone. Once the phone interview takes place and there continues to be a potential for being a good match, we arrange for a meet and greet IF the dog is fostered in New England and then a possible home visit. After that, references are checked and you will be contacted via email or phone that you've been approved for adoption. At this time the adoption contract and the link to pay the adoption fee will be sent to you. The adoption fee is $425, with $100 being counted as nonrefundable should you change your mind. The application review process can take up to a week or longer depending on the volume of applications, dogs/puppies available, and number of volunteers available. Most of our volunteers work full time jobs so sometimes it is the following weekend before applicants are contacted. We make every attempt to let you know the status of your app, but sometimes we cannot if there is an over abundance of apps for one dog or puppy; in this case, we will publish the status of the dog you applied for online on our adopt a pet website. We do NOT have a facility or paid staff. We are an ALL VOLUNTEER organization. Your patience is appreciated.