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To begin the adoption process, please complete the adoption application below, OR click here to download the Adoption Application.

If you choose to fill out the online form, the application will be automatically sent to FFGDR, and you may also print a copy for yourself.

If you choose to fill out a downloaded copy, complete the application, save it with a meaningful name (for example: Adoption Application – John Doe), and then email it to

Please use the Donate button to submit the $25 application processing fee via credit card or PayPal. Application fees can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 20125, Indianapolis, IN, 46220.

Applications will not be processed until the application and the application fee have both been received.

Please notify your personal references that we will be calling. And, please contact your veterinarian’s office to give permission for them to release your pets’ medical information to our rescue representative when they call. This all ensures that the application process moves along quickly and smoothly.

Processing time can take 2-4 weeks. As we are a 100%  volunteer-operated organization, and each member of FFGDR maintains a full-time job as well a family, your patience is greatly appreciated. We sincerely try to do our best to not only process applications in a timely manner, but also to keep applicants up-to-date as to where they are in the process. Repeated phone calls and emails about the status of your application will only delay the processing time.