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What is our adoption process?

If you are interested in adopting a dog through California Pit bull Rescue we have a few standard steps you will need to take:

We ask that you fill out our Adoption Questionnaire, to help determine what type of dog(s) would best suit you.

We will arrange for a "meet and greet" with your dog(s) of choice -- everyone, human or not, who will be living with the dog or interacting with him/her regularly is required to meet in person.

Must be at least 23 years old to adopt from California Pit Bull Rescue.

Home checks are mandatory -- this is when we will get a first glimpse of how your prospective family member fits in and adjusts in your home.

If you have a pool at your home, it must be fenced or a hard cover. No exceptions.

If all goes well, we start your trial adoption period with our adoption contract and donation (which includes microchipping, vaccination and spay/neuter). Adoption fee for most of our dogs is $300 (seniors are $150) and is not negotiable. 

You will be required to check in at intervals to provide updates on the dog's transition and well-being.


In most cases we will conduct a minimum of one follow-up visit to check on the dog's condition and welfare post adoption.


You will also be required to provide proof of training with an approved trainer within one month of placement, before the adoption can be finalized.  We also strongly recommend that you continue lifelong training with your dog.

All CPR dogs have our full support post-adoption for questions, advice and feedback.  Should you ever find yourself in the position of having to give up your dog, we require that you contact us first.  We also strongly urge you to contact us before serious issues arise, so we can provide the resources you need to successfully keep your dog with you for life.

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