"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France


Prior to filling out the application, please read the following:

To be considered as an adopter, you must:


  • Have consent from your landlord, if you rent, to have a dog.
  • Have all dogs and cats in the home spayed/neutered, if they are 6 months or older, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so.
  • Have all dogs in the home up to date on vaccinations and be on a heartworm preventative.
  • Be open to a home visit done by one of our volunteers. Home visits are case-by-case based on the dog you choose.

Our rescue organization is an all volunteer organization. Please allow us 24-48 hours to respond to your application.  During this time, we will review your application, contact your landlord, if necessary, your veterinarian and any references you provided.

An approved application means that the applicant is approved to adopt a dog from our organization. It does not guarantee that the dog you choose will be a good fit; however, we will strive to match you with a dog that is a better fit for your family should you wish.

We often receive many applications for small dogs, so please don’t be too disappointed if your application is approved, but another approved applicant is selected to adopt the dog. We strive to do our best, and always take the best interest of the dog into consideration.

While our online, digital adoption application, below, is secure and sent directly to our email immediately upon hitting the submit button, you can choose to print out a paper copy and mail it** to us at:

Lost Cove Animal Sanctuary

c/o Pam Abare

10249 East Placita Cresta Verde

Tucson, AZ 85749

OR you can scan and email it to lostcoveas@gmail.com.

Please click on the following link, LostCoveApplication, for a hard copy of our adoption application.  Thank you!

**Please Note**

If you choose to mail an application, there is a chance we may not receive it in a timely manner, for the dog that you are choosing.

ALL starred questions *MUST* be filled out.  For the areas that may not apply to your current situation (renting, previous pets, veterinarian, children, etc), please put N/A or NONE.  You will NOT be able to go to the second page or submit the application if any answers are left blank.

Some questions require you to click on the answer box to select options, some are fill in the blank, some choose one option only, or enter mulitple answers.  Please read the application fully when answering each question.

For more information on the adoption process, please read our Adoption Process Explained page.

For more information about Fostering, please visit our Foster Page.