Thank you for being interested in adopting a Fetching Tails Foundation dog! Please read the adoption process below before filling out the adoption application. Also please make sure to fill out every required field, then hit submit. You will then get an auto-response back from us. If you did not get one, you didn't fill it out entirely.  Get going, your dog is waiting for you!

Adoption Process:

  1. Fill out the adoption application below

  2. Meet with the animal and talk with an Adoption Counselor

  3. FTF follows through steps in the adoption process and takes the time to consider the needs of both the family and the dog.  There are no wrong animals, just wrong fits, and FTF will take as much time as is needed in order to understand what would make a good fit between a dog and adopter

  4. Talk with the Adoption Coordinator. Please realize that the final decision to place the animal is determined by the foster home and Adoption Coordinator and at times, Board members. A decision to place the animal in someone else's home in no way implies that your home would not be a wonderful home for one of our animals

  5. A Home Check will be done for applicants prior to any final placements being made and vet references will be called

  6. On some occasions, we will require dogs to take basic obedience training or some medical follow-ups.  These must adhere as part of the adoption contract.  

  7. Look at your contract for details on return policies


We expect our adoptions to be lifetime commitments. We cannot condone a "disposable" pet theory. If you must give up your animal, you must return the animal to Fetching Tails Foundation.


Fetching Tails Foundation


PO BOX 463 Itasca, IL 60143

Registered IL 501(c)3 Charity

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