Adopter Requirements

Because most of the dogs in the NMDOG program have experienced enough suffering to last them a couple of lifetimes, we want to make EXTRA sure we are sending them to the absolute best homes possible. Hence, this is what we require of our adopters:

  1. Person adopting dog has to be 18 years of age or older
  2. Person adopting dog may not have any history of animal cruelty, domestic violence or child abuse
  3. Person adopting dog may not have surrendered a dog to our group, or an affiliate rescue organization
  4. Person adopting dog must remain in compliance with the number of allowed animals by your local animal welfare ordinance
  5. Person adopting dog must remain in compliance with any breed restrictions whether imposed by your local jurisdiction, rental agreement, homeowners association or insurance policy
  6. All resident pets must be spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations (unless a written explanation is provided by a licensed veterinarian)
  7. NMDOG dogs have to be INSIDE dogs, with access provided to a safely contained outside area (invisible fences do not qualify). They are expected to live as part of the family.
  8. NMDOGs need to be adopted as companion animals only and cannot be trained as service dogs, working dogs, or guard dogs.
  9. NMDOG does not tolerate the penning, tethering, chaining or the usage of trolley systems for any of our dogs, for any reason, under any circumstance.