Home Surrender Application Terms

This application is only the first step in the process of having your dog considered for our home surrender program.
All dogs considered for Rescue Match are evaluated regarding their health, temperament, and other characteristics to establish their suitability for placement into foster care.
Initial steps in our process for consideration:

  1. Completed application
  2. Photographs for initial breed determination
  3. Veterinary Records
  4. Interview via phone or video call
  5. Temperament evaluation (a member of our team will need to meet the dog in person)

We are a remote-based rescue organization – we do not have a facility, nor do we place our dogs in a boarding facility in lieu of having an available foster home.

The surrender process can take time, and generally does not happen “overnight” and should not be considered a commitment from Rescue Match to accept your dog into our program. To the extent possible, we would like to work with you to avoid the dog going to a shelter.


  1. A completed home surrender application does not obligate Rescue Match to take your dog.
  2. Aggressive dogs unfortunately cannot be considered for our foster program.  If your dog displays any signs of aggression towards people or has bitten you, another adult or child, they cannot be considered for our program.
  3. Rescue Match has the right to deny or refuse any home surrender application for any reason.
  4. Rescue Match may request a donation from individuals wishing to surrender their dog in order to help with the initial care and feeding.
  5. Rescue Match does not have a shelter or other facility. Our ability to rescue dogs is dependent on the number of foster homes and permanent homes available.
  6. This home surrender application is intended to provide general information about the dog you wish to surrender, such as name, gender, age, weight, color, type of food, dates and types of immunizations, any medical conditions that we should be aware of and general behavior around children and other animals. When completing the application, PLEASE be honest as it helps volunteers to PROPERLY place your dog in a home. Negative behaviors DO NOT mean we will not take a dog into our program. What pet owners perceive, and what Rescue Match perceives as negative are usually not the same. Many behaviors are just typical breed traits.
    Once you submit your home surrender application, a team member will contact you generally by email. This may take several days, as we receive numerous home surrender applications each day, and it takes our team time to thoroughly review each request. Further, depending on the number of dogs we have in our program, we may not be able to take in your dog immediately due to limited capacity, so we kindly ask for your patience. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Your application will not be considered until you provide veterinary records and photographs.