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Adoption Application

Think about adopting one of these sweeties!


Please consider one of these sweeties when applying to adopt.  



Application Information

CP Adoption Process Policy Update

Senior Options for Adopting:

We have had to implement this change due to the large portion of older/disabled (needing a lot of medical attention) dogs returned/newly surrendered to us.

Because an owner has either passed away or gone into an assisted living situation and the family is not able/willing to take on the responsibility for the dog, many of our previously adopted dogs are coming back. We have extreme difficulty in finding these dogs a new forever home.

If you are 68 years of age, applications to adopt Teenager (4-7), Mature (8-10) or Senior (11+) will be put in process.

If you are over 78 years of age, and apply to adopt a dog (according to our guide) Puppy, Youngster (1-3) or Teenager (4-7); your application will not be accepted.

If you are 78 and wish to adopt a dog (according to our guide) Mature (8-10) or Senior (11+), your application will be put in process.


We cannot accept any application from a Canadian home at this time unless the adoptive home has a clear ground transport plan to move the dog across the border by coming into the US to pick up.

 Please fill in the form below

PLEASE NOTE:  After you receive your confirmation copy email, you may not hear from us for two weeks regarding your status, possibly longer during holiday periods.

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We are National

National, in this case, means we do NOT have a brick and mortar facility.  Instead our Board,

Officers, Volunteers and Foster Homes are located all across the USA.




If you submit an application you will receive an EMAIL confirmation of that app almost immediately. If you do not receive that email, we are sorry to say but your app did not submit (for any number of reasons), and you will have to resubmit.  Our website and application (forms) all work the same way and an email confirmation copy is always provided.  Thank you so much for your patience.  Make sure to check your SPAM folder.  Patience is the new normal.


Our primary form of contact with our applicants is email, so please be sure to check your mailbox frequently for responses/information from us regarding your application to adopt.   PLEASE remember to check your spam/junk folder as well.

Thank you-CPCRN

Please answer this "getting to know you" application with detailed answers.  ONLY through your complete answers will we be better able to help you determine which Col. Potter Foster Dog would be best suited to you.

If you intend to use an electronic fence as your primary means of containment, we cannot accept your application.  

We cannot guarantee any of our rescue dog’s behavior with children and cannot accept applications with children under 12 unless you already own or have owned a rescued dog during the child’s lifetime.  We reserve the right to deny an application based on the age of the child under 12 at the time of ownership.

The Fine Print

Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network (CPCRN) reserves the right to decide the placement of their rescue Foster Dogs. CPCRN reserves the right to deny placement of their rescue foster dogs.

By filling out the below application, you agree to notify CPCRN once you no longer are looking for a dog. You also agree to notify us if there are any changes in your household, which would relate to questions you have answered in this application.

You MUST be 21 years of age or older in order to apply to adopt a rescue Foster Dog through CPCRN. Photo identification may be required upon adoption.


Before applying to adopt any dog, PLEASE read the Adoption FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) section.  (

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