Main Street

Mutt Rescue

Dogs SAVED:  570

Adopting a Main Street Mutt Rescue Dog!


Before submitting an application, please make sure that you read this entire page all the way through!


The Process

​The Application - Please fill out and submit our online application. You will find it below our adoptable dogs on their page. We will contract you within 48 hours regarding your application. Please DO NOT submit an application until you have written permission from your landlord or a copy of the rental agreement. Also, be prepared to send pictures of your home on a case by case basis. Average process time to totally approve an application is 2-5 days. 


The Meet - All members of the household (including other dogs, but please leave resident dogs in the car at first!) meet the MSMR dog at a mutually agreed upon location. You will meet with the dog and their foster to learn more about the dog.


Decision Time - Now is the time to sleep on it! Go home and talk as a family to make sure that the dog is a good fit for your family. Once you have made a decision, please email us the decision you have come to, yes or no! Adoption is also dependent on the foster feeling it is a good fit as well. We need an answer within 24 hours otherwise we will be moving on to the next family.


Contract & Paperwork - If the potential adoption is considered a good fit, we will contract you to move forward with the adoption. You will fill out our adoption contract which outlines our policies and procedures regarding the adoption. This contract can be viewed at the bottom of this page.


Adoption Fee- We incur significant expenses to rescue each dog in our care, and our adoption fees help us to recoup a minor part of those costs. Adoptions fees vary depending on each dog, but are usually $150-500. The adoption fee is due at the time that the contract is signed. We DO NOT take payments. Absolutely no exceptions will be made regarding this. The fee can be paid via PayPal, Venmo, Cash, Check, or Credit Card (3% fee does apply for credit cards). 


* Please note that we are unable to make any guarantees of future health, temperament, size or breed of your adopted dog. We do our absolute best job to provide the most accurate information based on what we know, but rescue dogs are a true wild card!


All of our fosters and volunteers work, have families, foster dogs, as well as pets of their own so please be respectful and patient of their time! We will get back to you as soon as possible!



Our Policies

  • ​Applicants must be at least 21 years of age or 25 years of age for bully breed mix puppies (We do make exceptions on a case by case basis).
  • We do not adopt out our dogs to be outdoor only dogs, or chained/tethered for 24 hours a day, but in the same token we do understand that certain breeds do prefer an outdoor environment. But, it is very important to us that your dog is a member of your family.
  • We do prefer fenced yards, but they are not mandatory. We determine if a fence is required based on each dogs needs.
  • We do NOT reserve dogs. Once you have been approved, come to meet the dog, and have signed the adoption contract, the dog is officially your responsibility. You gave 24 hours to take ownership of your dog, otherwise boarding charges from an outside source will apply started at between $10-20 a day depending on the size of the dog (This is to make room for new dogs who are sitting in shelters for a foster home spot!).
  • If you do not fill out the application in full, or fill it out with 100% truthful information, the application will be discarded without any further notice or notification from us. 
  • If you are going on vacation, moving, etc, please email us the adoption application AFTER YOU RETURN or when settled into your new home. We are not able to house dogs until your return from vacation, nor will we hold them. This takes up space for another dog sitting in a shelter who could be saved.  



What your adoption fee covers

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchip
  • Visits and Exams
  • X-rays (If needed)
  • Medications (if needed)
  • Dentals ( if needed) 
  • Heartworm Test (If needed)
  • Health Certificate (if needed)
  • Shelter Fees
  • Boarding
  • Food
  • Professional Grooming (if needed)
  • And saving a life!



Listed below are the approximate costs of basic care for a dog in their first year, or a year of owning them. Expenses can vary widely depending on where you live and specifics with each dog. The cost of the actual dog is not factored in here. 



Puppies - Cost for the first year

Veterinary Care - $50-200

Vaccinations - $50-75

Internal Parasite Treatment - $25-75

Spay/Neuter - $100-400

Food: $75-100

Miscellaneous - $200-500

Total Cost for the first year- $500-1350

Our adoption fee? $450



Adult Dogs Annual Costs

Veterinary Care - $50-200

Vaccinations - $75-100

Parasite Control - $150-200

Spay/Neuter - $100-400

Food- $400-500(depending on quality)

Misc - $100-200

Total Annual Costs- $890-1700

Our adoption fee? $375-500