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How To Choose the Right Breed
How to Adopt A Dog Through SPDR
- Start by reading our Frequently Asked Questions about adopting. This will explain how SPDR works, how the adoption process works, and what to expect.
- If you are contacting us about a specific dog that you saw on SPDR’s home page or on the PetFinder website, please proceed to Step 3.
If you are not contacting us about a specific dog, click on our "Breeds" link to see if SPDR currently handles the breed you are interested in adopting. If yes, proceed to Step 3.
- Fill out our Online Adoption application form. Alternately, you can download printable forms here, and send them in by mail with a $5.00 non-refundable processing fee (this fee only applies to mailed-in applications). If you do not have access to a printer, you can email us or call us at (206) 654-1117 to request the forms be mailed to you.
- SPDR will forward your completed forms to the associated Breed Rep(s), who will contact you within one week.