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
  • Live in Sangamon County or bordering county
  • Must have fully functional fenced yard. NO INVISIBLE FENCES.
  • All pets in 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

​Pre-Adoption Form & Applications:

Please complete form and email to Thanks for helping us find great homes for the furbabies! 

Paws For Life Pre-Adoption Form.pdf

(This form must be opened using Adobe.) 

Paws For Life Springfield Pre-Adoption Form.docx 

(This form is a Word doc that must be printed, scanned and emailed.)