We are a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future for animals by finding them loving companions through advocacy, awareness, and saving lives.

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Our Adoption Process:


Interested in adopting?  If so please email us at dharmadogmovement@gmail.com for our adoption application.

Once you have submitted your completed application, you will hear from our Adoption coordinator between 1-5 business days. If you do not hear from someone in 1 week, please email us at dharmadogmovement@gmail.com to inquire about your application.  We will get back to you ASAP.

Please note, we are a 100% volunteer organization. We try to be as efficient as possible, but sometimes it takes longer than it should.  We are working hard to do things better every day, so your patience is greatly appreciated.

Step 1: Fill out the adoption application

Step 2: Adoption Coordinator will contact you to go over your application via telephone

Step 3: A volunteer in your area will schedule a home check

Step 4: Once the home check is approved, Adoption Coordinator will contact you to discuss potential dogs available for adoption

Step 5: Proceed to Adoption

Adoption fee:


Adoption fee for a dog between 1-6 years old is a donation of $175-$395.  We are 501(c)(3) non-profit, and the donation is tax deductible.  We are also a 100% volunteer organization, and everything goes towards saving more dogs in need.

Adoption fee includes Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter.  

Why is Adoption Fee So High?

We are sometimes asked why our adoption fee is high.  We are a private rescue organization that is NOT funded by government.  Local animal shelters run by the city or county receive funding from tax dollars.  We do not.  

Well established organizations like the SPCA or Humane Society handling multiple breeds also receive funding from grants and have a larger donation base.