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The Pet Professionals

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Bluetails Pet Rescue. Bluetails will adopt animals to adults (must be 21 or older) who demonstrate they are responsible individuals and can provide adequate assurances that they intend to provide proper care for an animal's entire life. We strictly adhere to our adoption process as it is designed to find the best possible placement for each homeless animal in rescue. The basic steps are described on Our Adoption Process Page. Please read the entire process before inquiring or applying. *Please note that meeting the dog you are interested in will happen once you fill out an application for the dog you would like to meet. Alternatively we have an adoption event the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the PetSmart in Harvey on Manhattan Blvd 11-3pm. Additionally you can check our calendar for other upcoming adoption events. *Please also check your bulk/junk email folder for our replies.

If you are currently working with another rescue, or shelter we ask that you complete the process with that rescue/shelter before applying with us. Also, the application states that if you are not prepared for adoption at the time you apply, please wait to apply until you are ready to bring the dog into your home. We cannot hold dogs in rescue. We have implemented a $10 processing fee for any application submitted (a one time fee per person). This fee is non-refundable regardless if approved or not. If the dog you are applying for is unavailable, we will do our best to make recommendations however the fee will not be reimbursed. We will not answer or process an application if we do not receive the fee.


PLEASE ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS COMPLETELY AND THOROUGHLY. THIS INCLUDES LANDLORD NAME & PHONE NUMBER & VETERINARIAN NAME & PHONE NUMBER. WE ALSO RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTACT YOUR LANDLORD AND VET AND GRANT THEM PERMISSION TO DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION TO US. IF YOU PURCHASED HEART-WORM PREVENTION SOMEPLACE OTHER THAN YOUR VETERINARIAN, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF. IF WE NEED TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR WAIT FOR PERMISSION TO BE GRANTED, WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT APPLICANT WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

  • You must be 21 or over
  • You must be willing to allow a representative to perform an initial home check and to make a follow up visit in person or by phone. Random visits may be made anytime within the first 60 days of adoption.
  • You must provide the name and number of your veterinarian and make a visit within the first 30 days of adoption. If you currently do not have a veterinarian you will need to establish one within this time frame.


ADOPTION FEE - DOGS $225.00 / CATS $125.00 NON-REFUNDABLE
Adoption Fees cover the cost of the following:

  • Examination
  • De-worming
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Vaccinations
  • Rabies
  • Microchip
  • Heartworm Test
  • Flea/Heartworm Prevention

Click here to proceed with ADOPTION APPLICATION

or download the file

Please refer to Our Adoption Process  page for frequently asked questions.

Completing an application and/or paying the application fee does not guarantee final adoption approval. BLUETAILS reserves the right to deny any applications that we deem unfit or unsuitable for the animal.

Online Adoption Application

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