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Adoption Application for

Dogs & Puppies

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Dog or Puppy from East Lake Pet Orphanage. Adoption is one of the most meaningful and rewarding decisions you will ever make. We work hard to make the best possible matches between pets and people for the mutual enrichment of life.  We also understand that sometimes unforeseeable situations occur. If for any reason, an adoption is not successful, a pet may be brought back to us within 30 days, at which time the adoption fee is donated.  The one time adoption fee is $225. 

Adopted Dogs & Puppies Receive:


  • Veterinary examination

  • Health assessment

  • Nutritional assessment

  • Spay / Neuter surgery

  • Microchipping

  • Intestinal parasite screening

  • Deworming

  • Age appropriate vaccinations

  • Heartworm testing

  • Behavioral assessment

Path to Adoption

  • Application Submission: The first step in your path to adoption is to submit an application. Even if an application is pending for a particular orphan, we encourage you to also submit your application since circumstances of a potential adopter may change, or we may determine that an alternative match for a pet may be more suitable. 

  • Application Verification:  The next step is the application verification which is initiated within 3 -7 days after submitting an application. Time to complete an application verification will vary depending on the response time of references.   Applications are often simultaneously received on site, on line, and at events, so the adoption process is not strictly based on first come, first served. 

  • Adoption Approval:  Adoption matches are based on what is deemed best for both the adopter and the pet, and having complete, accurate, and verifiable information on the application. While date of application submission is given priority, it does not guarantee approval. When an application is approved, notification is received by email or phone. 



  1. Be 21 or older.

  2. Have a valid driver’s license or other government issued ID.

  3. Be willing to provide proper care, training and medical treatments to the dog/puppy. Be the receiving owner of the dog/puppy.

  4. No gift adoptions are permitted.

  5. Provide complete answers for all required fields.

What type of dog/puppy are you interested in? Please check all that apply.
Where will the dog/puppy be kept?
Will anyone be home during the day?
How did you hear about the dog or puppy you're applying to adopt?

Alternatively, you may download our pet adoption application form as either a PDF or Word Document and once completed, return to us by email or in person. 


In person: 10101 E Northwest Hwy. Dallas, TX 75238

Open 7 days a week, 7a - 9p

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