Peaceful Paws Giant Dog Placement Services

Serving PA, DE,
MD and NJ

Peaceful Paws has a simple adoption process, explained below.

You should also check out our Frequently asked questions about the adoption process.

First, You Should Know

1. Peaceful Paws does not adopt to families with children under 10 years of age. We will occassionally make exceptions but it is rare.

2. We rarely have puppies under 9 months of age in rescue. It happens occassionally but it is rare.

3. We occassionally allow renters to adopt but we also know how difficult it is to find rentals that allow giant dogs.

4. We do not accept or advocate the use of eletronic fencing. We just can't bring ourselves to knowingly cause pain to a dog.

Now, onto the process...
  1. Complete an application to adopt online. Or call email us to have an application mailed to you.
  2. A volunteer will call you to talk to you about your expectations and explain how the adoption process works.
  3. Should both of you wish to proceed, we'll either arrange to visit your home first or we'll arrange for you to visit a dog that matches your family.
  4. Then we'll switch that around, and either you'll visit a dog that matches your family or we'll arrange for a dog to visit your home.
  5. During this time, we're available to answer any questions you may have.
Please remember that personality is much more important than a cute picture on the website. Check the write-ups for information about the dogs--look for compatibility with current animals and family situation as well as energy level.

Adoption Donation

Peaceful Paws asks for a donation at the time of adoptionto help defray the many expenses of running a rescue, including administrative, medical, behavioral, general and emergency costs. In return, we make sure the dog is spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccinations and given a clean bill of health (or disclose any known issues). On average, we spend $350 or more on a dog in our program. Not sure how that can be? See a typical cost breakdown>> And then scroll down that same page to checkout how much it costs (on average) for some issues that are common to giant dogs.

  • 12 months or younger - $400
  • 12 months to 6 years of age - $350
  • over 6 years of age - $250

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