Adoptions & Fostering

Puppies & Seniors & Dogs & Kittens… Oh My!

One Save-A-Mutt passion is transporting moms and puppies from high-kill California shelters. We have a team of rescue people in CA that save and foster these families until transport can be arranged. Once in Washington State, we provide quarantine, fostering and vet care. Of course, this all costs a great deal of money.  With fundraisers, adoptions and donations we are able to save hundreds of dogs each year. These adopted puppies become Hero Dogs, their adoption fees go back into the fund for rescuing more dogs and covering costs for both our medical cases and senior dogs – making them Heroes!

“It takes a long time for a soul to become this sweet.” That’s what we think about our Senior dogs. Save-A-Mutt is so proud to be able to help assist our area shelters and rescues find wonderful homes for seniors. Adopting a senior dog is so rewarding, and takes a very special home, a very special heart. Read more about our senior dog assistance on our Emma’s Fund page.

Adoption Process

Save-A-Mutt posts our dogs on PetFinder and sometimes on Facebook  – So you see a pet you want to adopt… Here’s how it works:

1)  Fill out our online adoption application – button below. (Still want the PDF to download.) Save-A-Mutt responds to EVERY application – please make sure you check your junk mail to make sure our responses are not sitting there. 🙂 NEW Fax Number: 206-456-2717.

2)  After we receive your application, we will review, send out reference emails, make phone calls. We will be in touch with additional questions and conduct a phone interview. Remember, this can take a few days. Please let your references know we will be emailing or calling them.

Remember – our goal is to place dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in a FOREVER home… and as such we have certain criteria we look for to ensure this.  We are primarily a volunteer organization and application review takes time, please, if you adopt elsewhere, let us know so we can move onto the next application.  Don’t forget, your “adoption donation” may be tax deductible as we are a 501c3. Here is a sample adoption contract.

Foster Homes Too!

As Save-A-Mutt grows, we need foster homes. Fostering can be a rewarding experience, it can be hard work, but what a joy to help get a dog to it’s new forever home. If you live in the Snohomish County area, have a safe, indoor place for dogs to stay, and have a flexible schedule – we are looking for fosters for a variety of dogs, including puppies, adults and seniors. Download our foster application, send it to us and we may be calling on you to help save a life.