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Adoption Process



Check out our list of current adoptables on the Adopt page



Most of our adoptables live in foster homes, so in order to meet them you need to apply! Complete an online application for the dog, cat or small animal who caught your eye. There is no cost to apply!

You'll hear from us within about a week for next steps.


Discuss & Meet

Approved applications are sent to the foster home. They'll be in touch with you to answer any questions you have and tell you more about the pet's time in foster care. If you're interested, they will schedule a meet & greet.

Your meet & greet will be scheduled at a time and place convenient to you and the foster home.



Happy gotcha day! Adoption fees are due at this time. You'll be sent home with his/her medical records and perhaps a special toy or blanket from their foster home. Congratulations! We'll be in touch with you after the adoption to make sure things are going smoothly and support you and your new family member. Check our resources page for tips for caring for your dog or cat.


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Dog Adoption Fees

Our adult dog adoption fee is $350
Puppy (under 5 mo) fee is $400
Senior dog (8+ yrs) fee is $250*

Dogs from Underdog Pet Rescue come with the following medical care already provided:

  • Spay/Neuter

  • Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella Vaccinations (if old enough; up to date per age at time of adoption)

  • 4DX before Heartworm Test for dogs over 6 months of age

  • Microchip

  • Deworming

  • Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative

  • Any other necessary medical treatment as recommended by veterinarian

  • *Senior dogs receive complimentary senior blood panel

Cat Adoption Fees

Our adult cat adoption fee is $75
Cat bonded pair (adults) is $100
Kitten (under 5 mo) fee is $150
Kitten pair (under 5 mo) fee is $225
Cat (adult) and kitten (under 5 mo) fee is $175

Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin cats are up to date on the following medical treatments before adoption:

  • Spay or Neuter

  • Rabies and distemper up to date (if old enough; up to date per age at time of adoption)

    FeLV test (one kitten tested from each litter of kittens under 6 months)

  • FeLV/FIV test for cats over 6 months of age

  • Microchip

Small Animal/Critter Adoption Fees

$50 for rabbits  
$75 for chinchillas   
$10 for rats and mice           
$25 for guinea pigs

Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin critters/small animals are up to date on  medical treatments.


Care varies per type of pet (i.e. we spay/neuter rabbits, but have various care for other species depending on safety/availability of procedures)

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