Carol and Stetson, Texas

Carol and Stetson, Texas

How to Adopt a Sochi Dog

Adopting a Sochi Dog means giving a name and home to a dog that would otherwise have nothing. It is a rewarding experience that you’ll never forget!  

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations before adoption. 

Sochi dogs have all of the same standard DHPPi and rabies vaccinations that are given in the United States, Canada and the majority of other countries. In addition they are administered a fecal exam, tested for hear worms, administered deworming medication, and a flea/tick preventative. 

Sochi Dogs runs a foster program in New Jersey. If a dog is in a foster home, we can arrange a meeting for you after you fill out our adoption application here.

If your desired pooch is still at our shelter take a look at the steps below. 

Sochi Dogs works on Foster to Adopt model. Here is what happens when you decide you ready to rescue your new best friend:

Step One: Check out the dogs that are available at our shelter, choose who you think will be a good companion and then fill out our adoption application

Step Two: We'll reply to you within 48 hours and help match you to the perfect pooch. We send you additional photos and videos to make sure we have your perfect match. Read about how a few of our adopters chose their Sochi Dogs

Step Three: We’ll ask you to put down a $75 deposit and fill out our adoption agreement. The adoption agreement has everything that you can expect from us, and what we expect from you as a dog owner. Read it over, and of course let us know if you have any questions. Please note, if you are not within a 250-mile radius of Morristown, NJ, we have a slightly different agreement, please find it here.

We ask for 1-2 weeks from the time you put down a deposit to the time your dog arrives. In this time we order the airline approved carrier, and prepare the necessary paperwork. During this time we'll also work with you to find an arrival date that fits your schedule.  

Step Four: Now everything is ready to go! When you pick up the dog you pay the remainder of the dog’s adoption fee.
October 1, 2017 the adoption fee is $450 USD. Please note this fee is subject to change and the site will be updated accordingly. The adoption fee includes the dog’s transportation.

We give you one-week trial period starting from the adoption date to decide if the dog is the correct match for you. If you decide to adopt the dog no further action required.  If something is not quite jiving and you will not keep the dog as a permanent member of your family, then you agree to foster the dog for 14 days after notifying Sochi Dogs or until the dog finds another foster/permanent home, whichever is sooner. Upon return of the dog, Sochi Dogs will refund the adoption fee, less $75.

Step Five: Be sure to share photos of your big day with our community of Sochi Dog lovers from around the world in a private Facebook group: Sochi Dogs Happily Ever After. As you think about adopting you can ask to join and see how other Sochi Dogs do in their new homes. Just shoot us an email at and we'll be happy to invite you. The group is a terrific resource for getting training advice and chatting with other Sochi Dog owners! 

Questions? Email us: at We are happy to put you in touch with families that have adopted from us! 

Pick your new best friend and fill out the adoption application!