Adoption Guidelines

  • Must be at least 21 years of age 
  • Have Identification showing present address
  • Have consent of landlord(if applicable)
  • Be able/willing to spend time/money to provide training, medical treatment, and proper vet care
  • May require a fully functional fenced yard depending on the dog.
  • All pets in the home must be current on vaccinations and spayed/neutered
  • No applications will be approved and/or finalized without a home visit from the rescue with all family members and pets present
  • PFLS reserves the right to decline any application at any time during the application process
  • Adoption fees are $275 unless otherwise noted on a particular dog 
  • 20% adoption fee discount to past or present military

Printable ​Pre-Adoption Form & Applications:

Please print, complete the form, and email it to

Paws For Life Pre-Adoption Form.pdf

(This form must be opened using Adobe.) 

Paws For Life Springfield Pre-Adoption Form.docx 

(This form must be opened with Google, Microsoft, or Open Word/Docs.)