Adoption Info

We love to help you adopt your new pooch!

Our dogs are mainly fostered in TN at our parent rescues. We have many wonderful dogs looking for homes! All of them are completely vetted and neutered/spayed (if age appropriate) and on heart worm protection. All of them come with complete medical records. Their adoption fee of $500 covers their complete age appropriate vetting and heartworm preventative as well as their transportation to your area.

Our rescue doesn’t have an actual shelter building in the New England area. Due to this it is not possible to meet them prior to their adoption. Our dogs are brought up to their new owners weekly! We have a 14 day no questions asked money back guarantee and the dog can be returned to us if things don’t work out. We try hard to get good matches in our homes so that everyone has a happy life together! To date we have placed over 2500 dogs and puppies in loving New England homes!

We have many, many, references of happy adopters up in your area that can fill you in on their experience. Just email and we can pass along that information for your convenience. Please click the link above to download and fill out an application.


We work with several adoption groups. If you know the group your potential new pet is fostered with, please click the name below to fill out their individual forms. Otherwise, fill out this form to contact Pooches on the Move, and we’ll do our best to forward it on for you. :)

Adoption Application

Please Note: We are committed to matching the right dog to the right family so all will have many happy years together. Our adoption process includes the completion of an application, phone interview, veterinary reference, adoption fee and contract.

The standard adoption fee is $500 and includes your pooches transport as well as his vetting. Your adoption fee will be billed to you via Pay Pal after your application is approved. You must be at least 18 years old to submit this application. The application is the first step in the process, and the fastest way to begin the process is to submit your completed adoption application via email to

Your Name (required)


Your Email (required)

Name of Desired Pet

Preferred Tel. (required)

Alt. Phone (required)

Address (Street, Town, State & Zip Code)

Place of Employment

How did you hear about Pooches on the Move?

Why do you want a rescue dog?

How far are you willing to travel to pick up your rescue dog?

Please tell us about your household & family members!
List the humans, including their names in ages, and then your other pets including dogs (name, gender, age, breed, altered?), cats (name, gender, age, breed, altered?) and other pets (type, name, age)

Do all household members want to adopt a dog?
 Yes No

If there are no young children living in your home, will your rescue dog have regular contact with any under the age of 10?

 Yes No

If yes, describe:

If there are no other animals currently living in your home, will your rescue dog have regular contact / socialization with others?
 Yes No

If yes, describe:

Do you own or rent your home?
 Own Rent

How long at current residence?

If you rent, has your landlord provided written permission for you to have a dog?
 Yes No

Please provide your landlord’s name & phone #:

Do you have a fenced yard?
 Yes No

If yes, please describe:

If you don’t have a fence, are you willing to install one?
 Yes No

Do you have dog tie-outs?
 Yes No

Do you have overhead runs?
 Yes No

If yes, length:

Does anyone in your household have allergies or asthma?
 Yes No

If yes, who/kind?

Are you aware that dogs can shed all year long?
 Yes No

Who will care for, train and exercise your rescue dog?

How will you exercise your rescue dog?

If you do not currently have a dog, have you ever owned a dog in the past for which you were the primary caretaker?
 Yes No

If yes, what happened to the dog?

Have you ever sold, given away, surrendered or put down a pet?
 Yes No

If yes, please explain:

Who is your veterinarian? Please provide name and phone number.

Where will the dog live?

Where will the dog sleep?

Where will the dog eat?

Will the dog be allowed on the furniture?
 Yes No

Will your dog be allowed free run of the house?
 Yes No

How many hours per day will your dog be home without humans on a regular basis?

Where will the dog be when you are not home?

Are you familiar with the use of a dog crate to train and/or confine the dog during your absence or at night?
 Yes No

Are you planning to use a crate?
 Yes No

What will you do with your dog(s) if you need to be away from home overnight?

Are you aware that costs of maintaining a dog can average $500 or more a year (food, annual check ups & shots, heartworm & flea/tick prevention, grooming, etc.)?
 Yes No

Will the rescue dog…..
be tied outside?  Yes No
live outside?  Yes No
be walked daily?  Yes No
allowed to run free outside of a fenced yard? Yes No
have annual vet check-ups?  Yes No
receive formal obedience training?  Yes No

If you move, what will you do with your dog(s) and other pets?

May we visit your home prior to the application approval?
 Yes No

Would you allow a follow-up home visit from a representative before and after this adoption?

Are you aware of and do you understand the state/local ordinances concerning dog licensing?
 Yes No

Leashing / leash laws?
 Yes No

Has any member of your household been citied for licensing or leash law violations?
 Yes No

Would you call Pooches On The Move at the onset of any type of illness or health problem within 30 days following this adoption?
 Yes No

What would you do if one of your pets requires significant medical attention?

Preferences of the rescue dog you'd like to adopt:

Age:  2-6 months 6-12 months 1-2 years 3-5 years Senior
Sex:  Male Female
Size:  Small Medium Large Extra Large

Activity/Energy Level:  Low Medium High

Would you consider a special needs or handicapped dog that may require medication for a permanent (but controllable) condition?
 Yes No

Anything you would like to add?

By submitting below, I/we understand that this is the first step of the adoption process. I/we attest that the information provided on this application is true and accurate to the best of my/our knowledge. I/we have retained a copy of this application for my/our records and understand that completion and submission of this application does not guarantee or entitle me/us to adoption of a rescue dog.