the adoption process


Deciding to adopt a dog is like adding another member to your family! We take this process very seriously and make every effort to create the best possible match between prospective adopters and our available pups. 

The first step in the adoption process is completing a comprehensive adoption application. When your application is received, our team will review it and get back to you with any questions or concerns we might have.

Once all references have been checked to our satisfaction, applicants are asked to participate in a virtual home visit, which gives our team the opportunity to see where you live and how a pup would spend his or her days. If, after completing the virtual home visit, our team feels confident that you and your family would provide a loving and safe home for one of our pups, we will approve you as an adopter.

When you are approved to adopt, you will either be invited to an upcoming adoption event in NYC or, if there is no event coming up, we will arrange for a private meeting between you and one of our dogs. A member of the Cunucu Dog Rescue team will always be present at any adoption that takes place.

Please note that our adoption fee ranges from $450-$600, which helps us cover all costs associated with the dog prior to adoption (e.g., vet bills, airline fees, etc.). You must be at least 25 years old to be eligible to adopt.