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Give a Rescued Dog a Good Home...Yours!

Adoption Process


There is no obligation to adopt one of our dogs when you submit an application.  The application is part of our adoption process.  We want to help you find the right dog and the right home for our dogs.

Adopter must be 21 years of age or older.

Adopter must have a permanent residence and agrees to a home visit, if needed.

Adopter agrees to keep the dog current on all vaccinations, provide Heartworm prevention year round, and spend the time and money necessary to provide required veterinary care.

Our dog’s (over 4 months of age) are sterilized before adoption. If too young to sterilize before adoption, the adopter agrees to abide by the Adoption Agreement and have the puppy sterilized by 6 months of age. We reserve the right to take the dog back if not sterilized.

We require all dogs in the potential adopter’s home to be current on all vaccinations and spayed or neutered.

Adopters that plan on keeping their dog outside agree to provide proper shelter and protection from the elements. This will be evaluated on a home visit. Most of our dogs are inside-outside dogs.

Homes with fenced yards are strongly preferred, but exceptions are made based on the size, age and activity level of the dog. Some of our dogs will require a fenced yard.

We do not condone dogs being chained or tethered for any reason. It is against the law in Wimberley. If we find an adopted dog is being chained or tethered we reserve the right to take the dog back.

We do not condone dogs transported in the back of an open bed truck without a secured dog kennel that provides safety and relief from the sun, rain and/or cold and potential injury from an accident.

We will adopt out of state.  Arrangements are made on a case by case basis. You are welcome to visit Wimberley if you truly are interested in one of our dogs.

We do not allow adoptions as a gift for someone, exceptions are made for minor children where the adopter is the adult parent.

We request that if for whatever reason you cannot keep the dog you adopted, contact us! If we are able we will take our dogs back.

Before proceeding with the adoption process, please consider the following:

  • Are you able to make a LIFETIME commitment to a dog? Most dogs, with good care, can live to be 10 to 15 years old and even older.
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  • Are you familiar with the care and exercise a dog needs?
  • Will you be able to financially provide veterinary care for the dog? Average cost is $750 per year.
  • Do you work long hours? Leaving a dog alone for long hours makes for an unhappy dog that does not receive enough socialization.
  • Will the dog be part of the family?
  • How many times do you think you might move or relocate during the next 15 years? Will you make every effort to take your dog with you? The most common reason dogs are surrendered to us is because someone is moving and “can’t” take the dog with them.
  • What major changes might happen in your life in the next 15 years? Marriage? Children? Will the dog remain an important part of your life?

Step One: Find the Right Dog

Browse our adoptable dog page or come to one of our adoption events to meet our dogs. Our dogs are also listed at, You may email with any questions, but we do require a completed adoption application before we can set up a Meet & Greet.

Please take the time to discuss with your family what kind of dog you are looking for. Research dog breeds and determine what type of dog will fit your home and lifestyle.

Step Two: Complete the Application

The information you provide on the application will be used to determine if your home environment may meet the needs of the dog you wish to adopt. The application does not obligate you to adopt any dog. Completion of this application does not guarantee an adoption of a WAG Rescue dog. Please complete all of the answers as an incomplete application will delay the adoption process. You will be called after we receive and review the application. We are all volunteers and make every effort to respond as soon as possible.



APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE WE CAN SET UP A MEET & GREET WITH ONE OF OUR DOGS. A date and time to meet the dog will be set up that is convenient for all.

Adoption Applications are found by clicking on the dog's image under Our Dogs.



All adult dogs have been fully vetted and are current with DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations, and spayed/neutered.

They are Heartworm tested and receive Heartworm prevention monthly, as well as Flea & Tick prevention. All known medical history is provided to the adopter. Heartworm positive dogs are treated before adoption.

All our dogs and puppies are microchipped and registered with 24PetWatch.  Upon adoption, the microchip will be tranferred to the new owner free of charge.

Puppies have been vetted, de-wormed, vaccinated (age appropriate) and microchipped. If they have not been spayed/neutered you will be required to spay/neuter your puppy.  If not spayed/neutered a $200 refundable deposit will be charged.

Puppies will require additional vaccinations based on age which is the responsibility of the adopter. The adopter agrees to complete the recommended vaccinations

Step Three: Follow the Post-Adoption Instructions

Read the information in your adoption packet. There is a great deal of useful information and resources provided to help make this a successful adoption.

Take your new dog to the vet within 7-10 days after the adoption is complete.

Keep all vaccinations current.  A current Rabies vaccination is Texas Law.  Each county has different yearly requirements for rabies vaccination.

Provide year long Heartworm, flea & tick prevention.

Spay or Neuter your puppy by 6 months of age as agreed upon in the Adoption Agreement.

Please provide positive reinforcement training for your dog.

WAG Rescue is always there for you after the adoption. We want this to be a successful adoption. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions. We will contact you after the adoption to ensure your newly adopted dog is working out in their new home.

Remember patience and training is the key to a happy dog and owner. We cannot stress enough that taking your dog to training classes will make them a better companion.

We love to hear your Happy WAG stories and pictures of your new family member. Please LIKE our Facebook page and post your pictures.

Thank you for Giving A Rescued Dog A Good Home...Yours!

Thank you for Giving A Rescued Dog A Good Home...Yours!