Happy's Place Adoption


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Happy’s Place Adoption Home! Please complete our application, and allow 48 hours for our adoption volunteers to process your application and be in touch via email. Be sure to check your spam folder within this time frame. Thanks again for considering a senior dog!

Our adoption fee is a minimum $450.00 donation for a single dog and $750.00 donation for a bonded pair, which includes their initial check-up, spay/neuter (unless medically documented as unsafe), vaccines (including rabies, DHPP and Lepto), a microchip, and any other relative vetting. This also includes detailed bloodwork, urinalysis, and are screened for heartworm. All Happy’s Place dogs are also given a Bordetella vaccine, dewormed, and are treated for any other internal/external parasites.

Most of our foster dogs have received a dental surgery including extractions and cleaning. Since we only rescue senior dogs, all of the dogs in our care have had expensive medical bills and several vet visits to get them ready for their new forever home. They’ve been groomed, had special diets, and a lot of veterinarian care. Please be assured that 100% of your paid adoption fee goes directly towards the care of our Happy’s Place dogs.

Our adoption application is a great way for us to get to know you the best that we can, so please provide us with as much detail and accurate information as possible. This will assist us in helping to find you the best match we can and to verify that the dog you are choosing is a good fit for your lifestyle and environment. Please note that all fields on the application must be complete to be considered.

Happy’s Place Retirement Home for Dogs rescues senior dogs only and therefore at times, we do not have the entire life history of a dog. We do provide a full history of our dogs to the best of our ability and all medical information is given to the potential adopter before making any final decisions. We want our seniors and their new families to find their happy together.

** We do not adopt dogs outside of the province of Ontario

If you do not hear a response to your application after 72 hours, please contact us at [email protected]

In choosing to adopt a senior dog, you really are giving the gift of life to a senior in need. These second chances are full of adventures, love, and finding HAPPY!