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Please answer the following questions honestly and as completely as possible. By submitting this completed application (found at the end of this page), you are neither guaranteed nor obligated to adopt a dog from our organization.
Dogs over the age of seven years qualify for our Golden Paws for Golden Years program.
The adoption fee is clearly stated in each dog’s online profile. Adoption fees are NOT negotiable nor will be discounted. There are no hidden costs.
An adoption contract is required between MABTR and the adopter which is the legal document of ownership.
Selecting a Dog
Please apply when you feel ready to adopt, as we don’t hold dogs, and we only hold applications for three months. After completing this application, we invite you to check our website regularly for newly posted dogs as new faces arrive weekly, and contact us via email if you see one you’d like to know more about.
You only need to complete one application per household, not per dog of interest. Just contact us us via email stating you are already on file, the name on the application and the name of the dog/s.
We do get in puppies including newborns however they are not posted online. We will communicate available puppies via email to those approved applicants indicating interest in a puppy.
MABTR will do our best to help transport any adopted dog within the 13 states we serve. We do not adopt outside of our service area, no exceptions.
In addition to the adoption fee, we charge a $25 transport fee for any out-of-area adoptions (ie. from Nebraska to Colorado, St Louis to Kansas City, MO) that require us to arrange transportation. This applies where the transport will get your dog part or all the way to your home.
MABTR requires a ‘fenced-in area’ from families who own their home, but we DO adopt to apartment complexes and communities where fences are not allowed as a result of enforced leases and covenants. We expect adopters to keep dogs on leash when outside of a secure, fenced-in area. Invisible fencing is not accepted.
It may take us up to four days to process your application as we review applications twice a week. If you haven’t heard from us by then, please contact us via email. Please note that applicants will receive a phone interview if you qualify for the dog of choice and a home visit after the phone interview.
The information provided below will be kept confidential and not shared with parties outside of MABTR’s organization. If you are looking at other dogs from other organizations, you will need to contact them directly and complete their adoption application as well.