Adoption Process

Every animal that comes through Doggy Smiles lives in a foster home. Most of our available dogs can be met at Petsmart in Lancaster on Sundays. Some of our available cats are available to be met and possibly adopted at the Petsmart in Palmdale.

The length of time between when the dog/cat arrives and when it is put up on the website varies. All our dogs will also be spayed or neutered prior to leaving their foster homes. They will be micro-chipped and up-to-date on their shots. This includes

If you are selected as the approved home you may arrange for pick up of the dog/cat. Dogs under 4 months of age will be personally delivered and will have 3 home checks. The first will be conducted upon delivery. The second will be conducted at 3 months old and again at 6 months old. This is to ensure that you are doing well with the new family member and to ensure the puppy is doing well in their new home.

Once that dog or cat has joined your family don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us. Training questions, medication questions and anything in between are encouraged. We thank you for coming to Doggy Smiles to adopt your next family member.

***Please be advised that we have a 50 mile adoption radius. Adoptions outside of 50 miles can only be approved by a board decision and we absolutely DO NOT adopt out of state***