If you are NOT in the Northeast U.S., please go here to select a different location.

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Big Dog Rescue Project. We primarily take dogs from high-kill shelters and send them to the Pacific Northwest and East Coast. Some dogs already have a region assigned to them and others can be placed in either.

We are all volunteers and while we make an effort to communicate with every application, we are unable to. Our lack of response in no way speaks of your worthiness as an adopter. We may have an application already in the process of being approved when you apply or another application may simply be a better match for the dog. Applications are good for 90 days.

Please email us at bdrpinfo@gmail.com if you’d like to include additional dogs for consideration. We will contact you if we believe we have a match in our program for your family. All approved applications will have a home visit before making an adoption final.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR VET AND LET THEM KNOW WE WILL BE CALLING. More and more vets are requiring authorization to provide a reference. If we are unable to get a reference when we call the first time, we will not be able to reattempt until all new vet references have been attempted. This will delay the processing of your application.