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Welcoming a rescue dog into your family can be an extremely rewarding experience. It is wonderful that you are reading this article and considering adopting a rescue dog.

Loved at Last does not have a physical shelter. All our rescue dogs are either currently in the care of a local foster home or, if they are still waiting for a flight companion to transport to Vancouver, they are in a shelter or foster home overseas. Refer to the Foster-to-Adopt program.


SPAY/NEUTER - All dogs MUST be spayed/neutered. LALDR will make every effort possible to ensure that this is done prior to adoption. When this isn’t possible, adopters can either take the pup to one of our vets or LALDR will pay $150 of the costs at a vet of their choosing. Confirmation that this has been done is mandatory.


VACCINATIONS - Dogs are vaccinated for rabies, parvo, distemper and leptospirosis. They are not given Bordetella as that hasn't been a problem in Iran. But we will get that confirmed and get back to you. 


We encourage you to do as much research as you can about the breed (if known) prior to applying. Also, read the bio carefully. If a profile says that the dog does not like cats/children, please do not apply for this dog if you have one.


*Applications must be approved prior to arranging for a meeting with any dogs in local foster care. 


Applying to adopt

  • Apply 

  • Submit a completed adoption application

  • - Please answer questions with as much detail when possible.
    - If you live in a strata, please include a copy of the bylaws pet policy.
    - If you rent, please include a letter from your landlord with contact information.

Phone Call 

If the application looks suitable for the dog being applied for, a phone interview follows, discussing the application and answering any of the applicant's questions about the dog and the adoption process.


Home Visit 

Shortlisted applicants are asked to participate in a Home Visit. Our visits are to ensure that the environment is safe and ready for a dog to be brought into the home. Not all homes need a fenced yard, however, if a yard is partially fenced, you will be required to secure the yard.


Meet the Dog 

If the dog is being fostered locally, this is typically done at their foster home or at a mutually agreed upon location. When possible, fostering-to-adopt dogs are met at the airport. If not possible, arrangements can be made to bring the dog to the applicants' home.


A dog in foster care can be met a few times before a decision is made whether or not to adopt them. A dog that will be in the foster-to-adopt program will be cared for in the applicants' home until they are adopted by the applicant or by someone else.