Application for Adoption

All application questions are required to be completed.
Please answer “N/A” if the application question is not applicable to you.

Please Read Before Completing Your Application

If you do not follow instructions, you will be immediately denied.

Please do not call, email, text or message us about a specific dog. Once you fill out an application we will contact you back between 1-14 business days. This is a rescue run by balanced dog trainers.  Our adoption fees for our dog’s range from $0-$500. We offer a comprehensive training and health program with our adoptions that includes everything listed to the right and more for an additional supplementary program fee.

The additional supplmentary program fee is customizable based on the level of training you desire upon adoption, as well as the specific products that you would like to have included at the time of adoption. This additional supplementary fee for our comprehensive adoption program ranges from $2,500-$7,500. 

If the dog you are interested in has not yet completed their training and you wish to expedite your adoption, the remainder of their training must be completed through Shades Of Blu Dog Training INC and you will be required to schedule, purchase, and enroll in the training plan upon adoption.

We look for applicants that understand how to biologically and psychologically fulfill their canine companions, not applicants who are going to treat their dog as a typical pet.

We see nothing wrong with owners who do not do extensive training with their dogs, nor do we hold anything against those who choose not to go the extra mile.

However, we do not accept applicants who are not going to go above and beyond with our dogs. We only accept applicants who are going to become involved in our community of trainers and handlers, and who are willing to learn, adapt to, and advocate for balanced training in order to give your dogs the safety, freedom, and bond with their owners that they deserve!

If you just want a pet to snuggle with and let freely roam your house, backyard, go to dog parks, never be crated, etc. this is probably not the program for you.

If you are interested in learning about how to properly care for and fulfill your dog or your new rescue biologically and psychologically, we are happy to educate and welcome you into our community aimed at education and changing American Dog Culture. We do this because after years of experience we have found that it is what is best for the dogs.

Please do not continue with this application if you are not able to put in the extensive effort, time, finances, hard work, and dedication that is required to join our community of elite dog handlers and top dogs!

What is included in your supplementary comprehensive training and health program fee:

  • Active Comprehensive Pet Insurance Plan – $500 value
  • Embark DNA testing – $250 value
  • 1 week of food – $50-$100 value
  • Heart Worm testing – $150 value
  • Standard Blood Work – $150 value
  • Fecal Screen – $60 value
  • Crate – $100-$1000 value
  • Muzzle – $30 value
  • Place Cot – $30 value
  • Biothane Collar – $30 value
  • Ecollar – $220 value
  • Prong Collar – $30 value
  • Prong Collar Safety Leash – $45 value
  • Up to date shots – $200 value
  • Microchip – $50 value
  • Microchip Lifetime Registration – $75 value
  • 2hr Orientation Lesson – $150 value
  • Comprehensive Training Program – $3000-$6000 value
  • Free Unlimited Group Class For Life of dog – $1000 value
  • Free Follow up training for known commands – $1000+ value
  • Discounted Additional Training – $1000+ value
  • Additional products and services available upon request