How to Adopt a Diamond Dog


So you found the Diamond Dog of your dreams and now your sole mission in life is to do whatever it takes to bring home your furry little soulmate.

Or maybe you saw a few dogs that you liked, but are undecided and looking for some guidance.

Either way, congratulations! If you’re wondering how dog adoption works or what you need to do to take one of our adoptable dogs home, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you have just laid eyes on your “OMG-THIS-IS-TOTALLY-FATE” dog, or you’re hoping to learn a little more about each dog’s personality, we are happy to help!

Our 5-Step Process*:


Pay It Forward

By the time you bring home your bundle of joy, they will have been rescued from a kill shelter in the South, transported 12+ hours north to Wisconsin and examined by a licensed veterinarian. They will have received all necessary vaccinations for their age, be on flea/tick and heartworm preventatives, and will be spayed or neutered and microchipped.**

The reason why your dog was able to make their way to you is because another family adopted one of our dogs and paid the adoption fee (more on this below). This money saved your dog’s life.

The small fee you pay to adopt your dog will do the exact same thing for another dog in the near future.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for helping us and allowing us to continue saving these helpless dogs.

Adoption Fees

Puppies: $350 - $450

Dogs, 1 - 5 years old: $300

Dogs, 6 – 10 years old: $285

Senior dogs: $225

Have any other questions about dog adoption or the process? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find the answer. If you can’t find the answer there, send us a message here.

And if you’re ready to find your new best friend, use the buttons below to get the process started!

*As much as we aspire to be an app processing, home visiting, happy-ever-after, adoption machine, please keep in the mind that we are all volunteers and have other full time jobs, families, resident family dogs and fosters to care for.

We will do our best to make this process as smooth and as quick as possible, and we appreciate your patience throughout the entire process. It may take up to around a week to process your application and be ready for the home visit step.

If you have questions on the status of you application, please email us or message us on Facebook.

**Sometimes dogs are too young to be spayed or neutered, or we haven’t found a time that worked best with our vet’s schedule. When this happens, you can get your dog spayed or neutered through our vet (free of charge for you) or use your own vet. We’ll call your vet’s office and pay $75 towards the cost of the procedure.