ADOPTION PROCESS

Complete the Online Adoption Application. Please provide three business day to receive response via email.

If Approved, Applicant has two days to visit possible shepherd. All dogs must be picked up within 4 days of meeting. Payment is now required the day of pick-up via Credit Card, PayPal, or cash. NO CHECKS

Adopters must meet all requirements. Personal dogs are not allowed at time of meeting. All family members must be present during one and only scheduled meeting. Please plan accordingly. 

IMPORTANT: The rescue cannot test for cat friendliness. This breed was created to herd animals so finding a GSD that will not chase or harm a small cat or dog may be difficult. For those who have existing dogs, the rescue relies heavily on outside assessments by Indy Downtown Doggie however, a dog can behave differently with each dog. Families are provided a 5-day grace period to ensure compatibility. Adopters have an option of having their particular dog and rescued GSD evaluated for a nominal donation of $30. This gives families who want extra assurance or don't feel comfortable introducing new dog. Indy Downtown Doggie provides this assessment free to the rescue however the rescue chooses to tip the trainers and the donation covers time and travel.  Please email with any questions. 

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