Adoption Procedure

  1. Written Application - Download and complete the application found at the bottom of this page.
  2. Reference Checks - All references will be checked prior to home visit.
  3. Home Visit - A representative of Bernard's Place will come to your home to visit with you and your family, look for any potential problems, and check to be sure that your fencing is secure. Please note: we do not adopt to homes without fencing unless there are extraordinary circumstances and an acceptable solution is provided.
  4. Approval - When the adoption is approved arrangements will begin for the homecoming of your new family member.
  5. Contract - For the protection of the dogs we place, you will be required to sign an adoption contract.

Here is the link to the application, it will automatically download when you click on it:
http://bernardsplace.com/application_adoption.pdf