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ALMA Rescue Foundation

a 501c3 Organization

1845 Downs Street Oceanside, CA. 92054


Dear Applicant,


Thank you for inquiring about adopting a dog through ALMA Rescue. If you can provide the love and special home our ALMA dog deserves, we will do our best to provide you with a dog that will be a wonderful addition to your family.


The procedure for adopting a dog through ALMA Rescue is as follows:


  1. Please complete the online application

  2. After your application has been received, Erin will call you and conduct a phone interview to discuss ALMA Rescue’s protocol for determining if one of our rescue dogs would be a good match for you. A home check from one of our ALMA representatives is necessary to complete the process.

  3. The minimum tax deductible donation at the time of adoption for an ALMA dog is $500.00 for puppies (under 6 months) and $250 for dogs (over 6 months) *Please note that this fee helps off-set all of the expenses we have incurred after rescuing our dogs, which includes but is not limited to: veterinarian exams including fecal/blood tests and follow up tests, medication, deworming, rabies shot, DHPP immunizations/vaccines, spay and neuter surgery, ALMA tags, leashes, bedding, crates, food and transportation.

  4.  We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our opinion, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of an ALMA Rescue dog. We require that the dog be maintained primarily as an indoor dog and absolutely cannot be chained, tethered or left unattended in a yard, used as a security system or left alone in a crate for more than 3-4 hours during the day.

  5. Please note that we are a private rescue, not a shelter, and we receive many application per dogs. We do not have the volunteers to follow up on all the applications received, so we will only be contacting the applicant that best fits the needs of our dog. We hope you understand and will continue looking on our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you can see other dogs that become available.


We have successfully placed our ALMA Rescue dogs in loving homes throughout Southern California. Our organization is comprised of hard working volunteers whose only reward is seeing these wonderful dogs placed in loving homes and given a second chance for a happy life.


The answers you give on this application will help us find the best possible match between you and an ALMA Rescue dog.  Again, a home inspection is required at the time of adoption.