Adoption Application

Thank you for considering adopting a rescued companion animal.

If you have had one of our current pup’s pictures/bio pull at your heartstrings, we suggest that you complete our application ahead of our scheduled transport so that we may have ample time to review your application.

All our rescued pups are in foster care, in Rutherfordton, NC (Howlin4Spirit Companion Animal Rescue and Senior Beagle Sanctuary) and will be transported to their pre-approved families via licensed and bonded ‘SAVE THEM ALL’ OR HAPPY DOGS’ Rescued Pet Transport Service, on their next available transport (if your application is approved and adoption fee is received by H4S by Wednesday, we can usually have your new family member ‘home’ on the following Saturday).

All adoption donations include;

  • spay or neuter
  • micro-chip
  • 3 > 4 Parvo-Distemper boosters (puppies are required 4 boosters their 1st yr, but are safe to travel 10 days after their 3rd puppy booster)
  • Bordatella vaccine
  • 1 yr Rabies vaccination – must be 3 months or older.

Adults and pups 3 months or older are current on monthly heart worm prevention and ALL are up to date on flea/tick prevention and are parasite-free.

Each adopted pup will come with;

* current health certificate – issued within 5 days prior to transport

* all medical paperwork from day #1 with Howlin4Spirit, including vet’s surgery notes.

* a new Martingale collar and leash

* beef knee cap bone & hardy chew toy


All potential adopters are required to be 25 years or older & where there is a hound or guardian breed being considered for adoption, and in homes where children reside or will be visiting, a secured fenced-in yard is required.

You will need to copy and paste the application provided below in to a new email, using Microsoft Word, answer each question completely and send to:, at your very earliest convenience.

PLEASE, check to be sure that your COMPLETE answer to EACH question appears on the application BEFORE sending it to us, as we need your COMPLETED answers to be able to properly match you, your family, habits and environment with the RIGHT-matching pup. IF your answers run off of the page, you will need to resend the CORRECTED/COMPLETED version again, and this could jeapordize your chances of being matched with your 1st choice of pups. BEST to get it right the 1st time!

Application Process

Upon receipt of your application, we will acknowledge your application in an email and immediately send out a questionnaire to your 3 personal references.

Please, contact and ask your personal references to reply at their most earliest convenience, to help us process your application in a timely manner, to help your chances of getting the pup you want most.

Also, please call and give your vet’s office permission to release your information to us. We will be contacting them within 2 business days.

As soon as we have heard back from your 3 personal references and spoken with your vet’s office, We will be back in contact with you to discuss and solidify the adoption.

Upon approval of this adoption, & to hold the dog/pup of your choice, we require the entire adoption fee to be sent to our secure acct at:

Upon receipt of the adoption fee, we will respond by sending you the adoption contract and all pertinent information you will need to be ready for your pup’s arrival, and we will reserve a cozy spot for your new family member on either ‘SAVE THEM ALL’ OR ‘HAPPY DOGS’ Rescued Pet Transport’s next available transport(SATURDAY DELIVERY ONLY).

Save Them All & Happy Dog’s transport fees: $100 to points as far North as NYC and Long Island, and $125 to all points N of NYC/Long Island, as far as Manchester, New Hampshire OR Albany/Syracuse, NY area, to be paid to Happy Dog’s driver upon delivery. All pre-approved adopters living in NYC or on Long Island must be able to meet Happy Dog’s transport at Vince Lombardi/NJTnpk, mm109, OR Jericho, NY if you are located on Long Island.

If, for any reason, the adoption does not work out, our contract includes a clause which requires that the dog must be returned to H4S.

OR, IF you feel that you have found a better match for the dog, H4S MUST approve the transfer of the dog BEFORE the dog is allowed to be re-homed.

This way, the future of the adopted dog/pup, and yours, will never be in question.

Howlin4Spirit Adoption Application


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