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The best thing you can do for these dogs is provide a loving forever home.   Please consider adopting a rescue - it will be one of the best decisions you ever make.   

A completed application helps us to match your family to the right dog. For puppies, an approved application is required prior to meet and greets.

For adult dogs, meets can be arranged any time but a home trial cannot commence until an application has been submitted and adoption fee paid. Priority is given to families in the Kootenay region for reasons of ease of vetting and access to help if there are behavioural issues. 

Home trials typically last 30 days; during this period, the dog can be returned and fees will be refunded.  After 30 days, HEART will still help to re-home dog but any fees will be forfeited due to expense and costs associated with this additional work. 

All HEART animals receive basic vaccinations and adults of 7 months or older are spayed/neutered before being adopted. For puppies under this age, we collect a spay deposit which is put toward the vet clinic of your choice but does not cover the entire cost of surgery. 

PUPPY FEE: $300 plus $200 deposit
Senior dog (8 and up) $250

If you are interested in adopting, please download the form below, complete and return to


Adoption Application .doc

Adoption Application PDF

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