Adoption Information

New Hope Pet Rescue-Michigan works really hard to make adoption as easy as possible for our

families. If you thinking about adopting with New Hope Pet Rescue see below:

  1.  Complete an application and send it back to NHPR so that we can complete the screening process. Our goal is to have a decision within 48 hours.  We get around 100  applications a day, many of which are for the same animal.  Please keep in mind that you may not be the "first" person approved.  If this happens be prepared to give us a second animal that you might be interested in meeting.  We do our best to insure that our adopters get the pet that they are interested in.  

  2. After approval NHPR will send the foster's contact info so that a meet and greet can be scheduled.  We will also send an adoption contract and invoice, which will need to be collected/paid at the time of the meet and greet if pet is a good fit.

Adoption Fees

Adoption Fees vary depending on medical involved, age, etc. Fees start at $150.00 and can go up to $350 depending on the animal. All animals have the following medical: spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines, worming, heart worm, or and microchip. 

Friends for Seniors Program

Animals can add so much to our lives. They help our mental well-being, help with exercise and help us feel needed. Research has proven that those who have animal companions live longer lives. Animals who are a bit older tend to get overlooked because people don't see all the special things they have to offer. They are typically calmer and don't require as much exercise or care that a younger more energetic animal would. They also already have a routine and often don't require much training.


New Hope Pet Rescue is proud to offer a special Friends for Seniors program. This program is designed for individuals over 60 that do not have any other animals and who are on a fixed income. We will adopt a dog who is eligible for this program provided it is a good match for both and waive the adoption fee.  These animals are all fixed, up to date on vaccines, tested and microchipped. We look at the needs of the person as well as the animal so an appropriate match can be made. We appreciate receiving a donation, if possible, so we can continue with the programs we offer.

Adoption Policies


New Hope Pet Rescue's adoption policies are stricter than many people expect. We believe all pets deserve to live in a clean and loving home where their presence is valued and contributions to their human companion are acknowledged. 



For this reason:

  • We carefully screen all adoption applicants to ensure the right match for the animal. We adopt only to homes where the pet will live indoors as a family member.

  • We do not allow pets to be left outdoors while their guardians are not home.

  • All pets are fixed prior to adoption being finalized. NO EXCEPTIONS. Any other pets in the same household must be spayed or neutered and current on vaccinations.  NO EXCEPTIONS

  • We reserve the right to do a home check at any point after the adoption.

  • Some of our animals are older or have medical conditions. Special requirements of the adoptive family may have to be met.

  • We reserve the right to refuse any adoption and the foster home has a say in all adoptions.

  • NHPR does it's best to insure that our adopters get the pup that they are interested in,  Please keep in mind when applying that just because you applied for a specific pet and we are screening your application we do not guarantee that you will first approved.  

  • Applications are good for up to one year.

  • NHPR does not use Facebook or text to complete adoptions.