Foster/Adoption Application

All ALIVE Rescue Memphis dogs and puppies are saved from high-kill shelters or the streets of the Mid-South.  They then live as part of the family in foster homes in Memphis, TN, until they are adopted.  Transportation to Nashville or Chicago is available for an additional fee. Adopters also have the option to pick up their new family member in Memphis if they choose.

In order to qualify for ALIVE’s program, applicant must meet all of the following requirements.

  • You must be at least 21 years of age and able to provide ALIVE with proof of age.
  • Any current pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations and must be spayed/neutered. Exceptions to this will only be considered if proof of a medical explanation is provided.
  • If you currently rent, you must provide a landlord’s phone number and a copy of your executed lease.
  • All members of the family living in the home where the animal will be placed must be interviewed.
  • Applicant must live within 50 miles of Memphis if interested in adopting and within 30 miles of Memphis if interested in fostering. If interested in adopting or fostering from ALIVE Rescue Nashville or Chicago chapters, you must be willing to discuss distance and transportation on a case-by-case basis. A home visit will be conducted by a representative in all cities before any adoption is finalized.
  • You must allow an ALIVE Rescue Memphis representative into your home for a visit to ensure that your home is safe for the potential new pet.
  • You must be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for a pet.
  • Currently, adoptions fees in Memphis are $275 for a dog over 4 months of age, $300 for a dog under 4 months of age, and $100 for a cat. Adoption fees for the Nashville area are $325 and include transportation.  Adoptions fees for the Chicago area are $475 and include transportation. 
  • We require an additional $75 training deposit at the time of adoption. You will be required to enroll and complete a training class with your new companion at one of our approved training facilities. Once ALIVE Rescue Memphis receives proof of the completed class, this $75 deposit will be refunded.

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting from ALIVE Rescue Memphis. Please click here to complete the adoption application.