These are the most frequently asked questions that we receive in regards to our adoption process. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email us at for more information.


What areas do you accept applications from?

We are currently accepting applications from the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast. As far east as Hope and as far north as Whistler. We are unable to accept applications outside this area at this time.

How long is the adoption process?

The actual adoption process is very simple and quick. Just fill out our online application form with the specific dog you would like to apply for, and a Thank DOG I Am Out Dog Rescue Society representative will contact you to complete the process and schedule a home check appointment. Once approved, your adoption application is good for one year from the date of approval.

Are there any health issues I should worry about?

All of our rescue dogs have been thoroughly vetted. They have been spayed/neutered, brought up to date on all vaccinations (rabies, dhpp, bordetella and tested for heart worm, and blood born disease). All the dogs will have had an initial flea and tick program administered. 

We have worked very hard to bring up healthy dogs. It is advised to give your rescue a week or so to decompress and then take your new family member to a vet to be sure he or she is in good health.

Does the adopter get a record of their dog’s shots?

All the dogs will leave with a record of their shots and their proof of spay or neuter.

How do I find a vet if I haven’t got one?

TDIAO thinks it is very important to choose the best vet for you  – to make that choice easier please follow the attached link below. 

Link: Finding A Vet

Does Thank DOG I Am Out rescue dogs over 30 pounds?

Yes, but only when specifically requested. Rescuing and transporting larger dogs requires a different arrangement. Please email for more information.

What about helping the dogs in Northern BC?

We have found this to be a challenge thus far but a TDIAO volunteer is currently working to establish a good trusting relationship with the people helping the dogs at risk in Northern BC. 

What is the cost of adoption?

One year and older $625 + applicable taxes
Under one year $800 + applicable taxes