Adoption Guidelines


  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Everyone in the applicant’s household must be in favor of adopting a dog.
  • If renting, the applicant’s landlord must give permission for the applicant to have a dog. Some rental offices require that the dog be a certain size or breed.
  • All pets the applicant currently has must be up-to-date on their vaccinations and spayed/neutered.
  • Applicants must agree to a home visit, in which a volunteer will come to the applicant’s home to conduct part of the interview and make sure the home is a good fit for the dog. This is to benefit the adopter and the rescue; some dogs are very high energy and require a lot of space. We want to make sure the dog you are connected with is appropriate for you.
  • If you live outside the Fargo-Moorhead area, we may be able to conduct a virtual video visit to fulfill this step of your application. However, applications outside our area of operation may still be denied due to distance.


To expedite the processing of your application:

  • Ask your references to return our call or email as soon as they can.
  • Attach your veterinary records showing your pets are up-to-date on their vaccinations.


Read about our adoption process and other information about adopting in our Adoption FAQ.

Please note: Submission of an application does not guarantee that the specified dog will be available for adoption upon approval. We often receive multiple applications for the same dog.

Applicant Information

We have various age-based programs, like our Seniors for Seniors program, so we use this information to see if you qualify for any of those.

Employer Information

Home Information

Personal References

Please provide contact info for three personal references who do not live in the home with you. One of our volunteer reference checkers will be reaching out to each. Please also make sure the references know you listed them so they are expecting the call. 4 Luv of Dog Rescue will not use your references’ information for anything other than calling about your application.

First Reference

Second Reference

Third Reference

Current Pet Information

Compatibility Questions

We are only accepting applications for available dogs listed on our website. If you do not list a specific dog, your application may not be processed.

Knowing what qualities you like can help us connect you with a different dog if that one is no longer available.

Please list any size, breed, or qualities.


Your application to adopt will be revoked if any information is found to be false or incorrect.

Click or drag files to this area to upload.

You can upload up to 3 files.

If available, you may upload your veterinary documentation. However, please keep in mind that we may still need to contact the vet directly for follow-up information.