Not every pet will fit into your lifestyle. Our adoption counselors will ask you many questions to determine which pet will do well in your home and which will not. This way we can be sure the pet you get will be the pet you want … to love for its lifetime!

Before we schedule any meet-and-greets, we will ask that you complete an adoption application FIRST… which includes:

  • Information about the pet you may be interested in adopting.
  • Questions about your past pet experiences and expectations for caring for this pet.
  • Approval to have the type of pet you are interested in adopting from landlord or rental agencies if you rent or lease your home, condo or apartment. This includes HOA approvals as well.
  • A letter of reference from your veterinarian. Since some of our pets have had serious medical conditions, we want to ensure that you have a commitment to provide the ongoing care they may need.
  • A home visit by one of our volunteers to assist/ensure that your home is indeed set up to bring a dog or bird home.

Please understand that we deal with homeless or unwanted animals. Many of our animals come from unknown backgrounds through local shelters. Most have medical or behavioral concerns that we have addressed as well as providing their well care. The adoption process may seem time-consuming, but we wish to maximize an animal’s chance for a successful, permanent adoption. Adopting a companion pet is a major consideration and responsible pet ownership demands a considerable commitment. All we ask in return is that you love and care for this pet for its lifetime and make a donation that will allow us to help the next pet in need. Please also understand that ALL of our coordinators, handlers, assistants work other jobs and do the rescue work on a VOLUNTEER basis during their open hours throughout the day/week. Please be patient if you don’t hear back from us right away. If you haven’t received an email response within 48 hours, feel free to reach out again (info@lastchanceatlife.org) as sometimes emails just don’t land in our inbox.



  • Any medical condition that they arrived with is treated as completely as possible (e.g.: orthopedic surgery, demodex, cystotomy, parvo, upper respiratory infection, etc.), which often requires weeks to months of medications and nursing care.
  • A general health exam.
  • Spay/Neuter surgery.
  • Heart worm test.
  • Fecal test and subsequent treatment.
  • Current core vaccinations.
  • Canines are started on basic obedience work.
  • Copy of current medical records to provide to your veterinarian.
  • Microchip.


Adult dogs:  Minimum donation $250.

Puppies:      Minimum donation of $350

Please fill out the appropriate application to get started: