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How to Adopt a GLAR animal (please read the entire document or we will reject your application)


Adopting Your New Furry Family Member Is A Four-Step Process

Our adoptions fees: (non-negotiable) 

Dogs 1-year or younger    $500

Dogs over 1 to 7 years old $400

Dogs over 7 years old        $300

Chihuahuas any age           $350

Cats 1-year and over         $175 (unless purebred)

Kittens under 1 year           $225 (unless purebred)
Purebred kittens/cats        $250 

All of our adoptable animals are given a thorough wellness checkup. Senior cats or dogs may receive additional tests, i.e., bloodwork. They also receive a fecal, a heartworm test, DHPP, Rabies, Bordetella, a microchip, and are neutered/spayed. We also provide any additional necessary tests, x-rays, ultrasounds, medications, and consults with specialists and necessary medical procedures.  All animals also receive a comprehensive dental cleaning and extractions when deemed necessary by our veterinarians. 


Step 1 - Application
Adopter candidates are required to complete and submit an adoption application that will be reviewed by Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue's Board of Directors. This includes checking references, checking with the landlord, and veterinarian. If the application is approved for the first step either a board member and/or the foster of the animal you are interested in will call you for a phone interview.

Step 2 - Home Check
Once the application has been completed, reviewed, and receives initial approval, we will schedule a mandatory home check.  Please note, if you are in a rented home, we will be contacting your landlord for their written approval prior to adoption. If you are part of an HOA we will contact them for approval in writing regarding their breed, weight, and dog allowances.

Step 3 - Meet & Greet
If the application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet with the potential adopters and dog(s). It is required that all members of the adoptive family must be present for the meet and greet. We will maintain social distancing.

Step 4 - Pet Introduction
If the adopter already has existing pets (dogs or cats), we require all the pets are properly introduced by a member of Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue. We will not adopt a dog into a home that has reached its city-mandated limit.


All required steps must be completed and approved by the Board of Directors prior to finalizing the adoption.


Adoption Process and Policies:


Not all dogs listed on this website are currently available for adoption, each dog's bio will contain its availability We are a small non-profit rescue and we are completely run and operated by unpaid volunteers. We will try as much as possible to return all calls, emails, and status. All our dogs once cleared for adoption will be seeking permanent loving homes. Before applying to adopt, please understand we are looking for people and/or families who are ready and willing to commit to a dog for its entire lifespan, which could be up to 20 years. Adoptive families must be looking for their companion pet to be a member of the family and not an outdoor dog. Application inquiries within a reasonable amount of time.  However, understand sometimes this is not possible.


Adoption Requirements:

  • Adopters must be at least 21 years of age

  • Please consider the age and size of the dog before applying a dog can live to be in their late teens to 20 years old.

  • Adopters must live in the state of California and within 1.5 hours of Vallejo, CA

  • Must have a valid CA Drivers License or ID

  • We cannot/will not guarantee any of our adoptable dogs are "hypoallergenic". No dog is hypoallergenic there are only low-shedding dogs.

  • All current animals in the home must be spayed or neutered and fully vaccinated.

  • Be willing and able to follow the mandatory adoption process and contract

  • We do not adopt or foster dogs or cats to families with children under the age of 10 years old  If you disagree we understand but this is our policy, no we are not the only good rescue with this policy. This policy was thoroughly researched and an attorney and veterinarians were consulted before we wrote this policy. Anybody adopting an animal should do their research regarding the breed, potential size, characteristics, and known behavior of the dog they are adopting. Dogs/cats are not a one size/breed fits all.

  • The animal must be for the person(s) completing the adoption application.

  • Must allow a representative to follow up with the adoptive family post-adoption at 2 weeks and again at 6 months

  • Be willing to provide the adopted dog with premium food (not supermarket food), water, regular medical care (vaccines, flea/heartworm treatment, dental, and any other medically necessary medications, procedures, etc.) for the rest of their natural life

  • Agree to the Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue Adoption Contract

  • Also, agree that Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue has the RIGHT to regain possession of the adopted dog without notice if any of the terms of the contract have been violated.


Disclaimer: Some details about our dogs might have changed before we’ve been able to update our website. When we get in touch with you, we will have the most current information. Also, information about our dogs is based to the best of our knowledge, but we can make no guarantees about the dog’s health or temperament.


Return Policy: We strive to make good adoption matches, and for our clients and our dogs to live happily together always. However, GLAR remains committed to the dogs for the remainder of their lives and will accept dogs back, by appointment, should it not work out. When adopting, we ask clients to be prepared and committed to providing the dog and themselves at least a week together to settle in prior to deciding to return the dog.

To complete an adoption application for a dog please click here 


To complete an adoption application for a cat please click here

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