Adoption Process



Thank you for considering Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO to adopt a dog! There are so many fantastic dogs out there and we think we have some amazing ones! We are looking to place dogs in loving, responsible homes for life!

Each dog is required to be vaccinated and neutered or spayed before adoption (Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO is responsible for getting this complete).

We are very careful about the placements we make to ensure the best match for all. We consider the dog's needs and background and your family's needs. We know that sometimes this match is not 100%! For this reason, we offer a two-week trial (foster-to-adopt). A volunteer will check-in periodically and help answer any questions.

Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when matching the right dog with the right adoptive home, but sometimes it is not a success.  Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO will work with you to find another compatible dog and make sure it's a great experience!

We support taking time to find the right dog to be matched to you. Chances are they're right around the corner.




We are excited you are starting this process with Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO! Please complete an application so we can start looking for a match for you today!



We will review your application upon receipt, and contact you for an initial interview.  We'll talk about what kind of dog you're looking for and make sure we find you just the right one.


Meet a Dog

Once approved to adopt, we will set up a meet and greet to make sure it's a great fit for all.


Begin Your Foster-to-Adopt Trial

Once we have found a good match, you can begin a trial period with your new dog.  We want it to be the perfect fit, and will be there to answer any questions or concerns.

Additional Information

  • Until the adoption is complete, all foster-to-adopt dogs remain under the custody of Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO.  All decisions about veterinary care are the responsibility of the rescue.
  • Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue MO is a volunteer, non-profit organization. We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible. Most of the volunteers do work during the day, but will contact you as soon as possible.
  • All dogs must be spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption.
  • Adoption fees range from $175 to $300 depending on age.

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