Foster/Adoption Process

The foster/adoption process includes a completed application (below), a check of your personal and vet references, permission from landlord (if you rent), a phone interview, and a home visit with all family members and pets present. When feasible, a meet and greet with your potential pet is also recommended. 

Adoption Fees

We are an individual, private rescue comprised solely of volunteers. All adoption fees are applied toward caring for our dogs, including vet bills, medications, follow-up visits, rechecks, boarding, shelter pull fees, and transport expenses. Our adoption fee includes spay/neuter, age appropriate shots, rabies, deworming and microchip. If for some reason a dog is unable to be altered prior to adoption a separate agreement will be signed whereby adopter agrees to coordinate with the rescue for return of the dog to visit their clinic for alter. Our ASPCA clinic is located in Glendale Queens. 

Our adoption fee is $450 for puppies (dogs up to 10 months), $350 for an adult dog (10 months to 8 years old), and $250 for seniors (8+) or special needs. 

Your Responsibilities as a Foster/Adopter

Your new pet will need vet care, while being fostered or after being adopted, including checkups, boosters or titer tests, heartworm and flea/tick preventative medications, etc. Adopting is a lifelong commitment to your new friend. Fostering can also be a long term commitment, and we prefer fosters who are dedicated to opening their home to a dog until that dog finds his/her forever home. All medical costs for a dog in foster will be covered by the rescue. If for some reason the placement of a dog in a foster/adoptive home is not working out, adopter agrees to inform the rescue immediately and allow 5 -7 days for the rescue to locate a new foster/adoptive home. For more information about foster responsibilities please see “Your Role as a Foster”, by our partner Foster Dogs NYC.

Personal Information
Some basic information and how we can get in touch with you.
Name *
Home Phone
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Have you ever applied for a dog from BARRK before?
Have you applied to adopt a dog from any other rescues?
Employment Info
Many of our dogs are surrendered because owners are no longer able to care for them. We want to ensure that we place dogs in financially stable homes.
Employer Phone Number
Employer Phone Number
Home Environment
We want to make sure that the dog you’re interested in is a good fit for your home environment. Some dogs thrive in a high-energy home, while others need something a bit more quiet. Some dogs need a large, fenced yard, while others would do great with just a few short walks.
Has this been discussed with all members of the home?
Do you rent or own?
Is the yard fenced?
May we visit your home?
A Few Additional Details
Work schedules, other pets, and references.
Have you had animal in the last 10 years?
Have you ever given away, surrendered, or sold a pet before?
Name, Address, Phone Number
Please include at least two personal references. Family members cannot be personal references.
Are you aware and do you accept that BARRK requires that all dogs and cats in the household be spayed/neutered before an adoption of a BARRK dog can take place? *
Are you aware and do you accept that BARRK requires an adoption fee? *
The average dog has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. Are you willing to make a commitment to this dog for the rest of his/her life?
If this is a long distance adoption, are you willing to:
If, for any reason, you are unable to keep your dog, do you agree to notify BARRK immediately? *
If you are unable to keep your dog, do you agree to return him/her to BARRK without hesitation? *
If this is a long distance adoption, and you are unable to keep your dog, are you willing to assume the responsibility, including travel and financial responsibility, for returning the dog to BARRK? *
I agree to the following: All statements made on this application are truthful; I have made no false statement with regard to family members in household, references provided not being family members, status of my home ownership and any other statements made on this application. *
I certify that all information provided on this form is true. I give permission to Rescuer to verify information as needed. I understand that a home check may be mandatory prior to adopting a pet, also.  Any false statement will terminate potential adoption. Furthermore, I understand and accept that the adoption decision depends upon many factors, including – but not limited to – the compatibility of the family and home to the individual dog and other applications received on the dog. I understand and accept that BARRK. will decide which home is most appropriate for the individual dog, and therefore I will not take issue with the decision. Unless otherwise indicated by BARRK, I may be considered for another dog.