The 5th pillar in our 5-pillar approach to rescue is placing each dog into a forever loving home. No rescue is truly complete until each survivor has a family of their own. Whether you selected the dog yourself or our adoption team assisted in matching you. The goal of No Dogs Left Behind is to determine what placement and environment will be best for our survivor.
During your first month or two we highly recommend putting your new dog on a schedule. This will make the transition from shelter dog to household pet smoother for you and your new loved one. We have provided a SURVIVIOR CHEAT sheet please click here to view it.
1 Selecting Your Survivor Chances are if you have made your way to the No Dogs Left Behind adoption page it’s because you are looking for more than just a new family pet. It’s likely are you are a compassionate animal activist who believes in being part of the solution in the fight to end the dog meat and trafficking crisis in China.
Each dog that gets adopted opens the doorway for another dog to be rescued. We thank you for your part in saving another life.
Once you have selected the survivor you want to adopt please fill out the application prompts and questions.
2 The Application Process As noted above we have a standard adoption protocol for all of the dogs we place through NDLB. Each question is written and geared toward helping our team best understand you, your family, your beliefs in animal care and behavior correction.
Many of our dogs faced death or experienced unimaginable cruelty. Our adoptions team act as their voice when selecting their forever home. Working together we can give them the life and home they deserve.
3 Pictures of your home and ID As we process the application, we require photos of your home or living space, the yard or park you plan to exercise the dog in and a photo of your driver’s license or state ID. This is required so we can identify you at the airport when you pick up and to confirm the address where you live.
4 Communication through WeChat Once the application has been approved, we kindly ask that you download the WeChat App to your device or smart phone. This Chinese communication application is Jeffrey’s preferred method of communication as he primarily resides in China and
communication is limited. Through WeChat the staff can send videos and pictures of your dog. You can ask questions and get to know your new loved one while you await your transport date.
5 Yulin Dogs Adopters Support Group One of the many things that sets No Dogs Left Behind apart from other groups and rescues housed in China is the overall sense of community we promote and encourage among our adopters. We have a specially designed Facebook page for all adopters to join that stands as an open forum for adopters to ask questions, share stories and celebrate milestones. Everyone in this group is an adopter with one of more of our dogs.
One of the most heart-warming elements is seeing families connect with one another. Sometimes people connect if the dogs were once pen mates or saved from the same emergency response. It’s a beautiful thing and it’s unique to NDLB.
Each rescue and global animal adoption group have their own way of approaching the costs that are associated with rehabilitation, transport and adoption. No Dogs Left Behind approaches this uniquely with a pay it forward approach. One dog adopted saves another dog from death. Without heroes like you this would not be possible.
As you and your dog walk the streets you are ambassadors for a cruelty free and sustainable movement. This act of commitment says you have stood with us on the front lines, you have contributed to the fight against animal cruelty and have been a part of the solution in this war against animal abuse.
Disclaimer: Many of our dogs receive multiple applications for adoption. It is critical to communicate in a timely manner with our adoptions team once you have been alerted that your application has been approved.
In the event you change your mind about adopting, the dog may have missed out on another chance at a forever loving home. In this instance the Save a Second Life donation will be used to place the dog with one of our dedicated foster families in America. The funds will be used to help cover transport. This approach allows us to open another spot for a future dog to be rescued.
Upon approval you will need to sign the adoption agreement and make the Save a Second Life Donation. The Save A Second Life Donation is NOT refundable.
*Due to COVID-19, regulations, airline availability, cost and logistics are ever-changing. The cost for adopting a survivor could change. We will keep our adopters updated with changes as they occur. We deliver our dogs to JFK and LAX, if you cannot pick up your survivor at either of the airports provided, please contact your adoption coordinator to discuss what options may be available.
This fee includes: