Adoption Process


Homes for Animal Heroes is committed to placing our dogs into permanent, loving homes and we take many factors into consideration when matching a dog with a prospective owner. Each dog that enters the HAH program is first placed with a foster caregiver that has been trained to acclimate former study animals to residential living. HAH Regional Coordinators work directly with HAH fosters to screen adoption applications for compatible owners, and conduct phone interviews with all interested adopters. Applicants that are considered a good match for an available dog will then receive an in-home visit to ensure compatibility with the rest of the people and pets in the family. The family will meet their potential new pet during this visit and the Regional Coordinator will provide them with a foster report that discusses the dog’s diet, exercise schedule, sleeping habits, socialization history, progress with leash training, housetraining and crate training, and other relevant information. If all goes well, you will be sharing your home with one of our special heroes shortly thereafter.


If you are interested in adopting a HAH dog and there is an established HAH location in your state, we recommend that you submit an application as soon as possible. Dogs and adopters are matched based on best fit for one another, not by order of application received. We cannot estimate the time it will take to match dogs and applicants, but we will do our best to bring you together as quickly as possible!


Please call the HAH Regional Coordinator serving your state for more information regarding adoption.


Missouri HAH Regional Coordinator: (636) 795-6800