Adoption Process & Fees


We pride ourselves on making the very best matches for our dogs, many of whom come from situations of neglect. Our primary adoption goal is to place rescue dogs where they can be beloved companions and family members.

Adoption Process

  1. Complete an online application via our website or for a specific dog using Petfinder. Completing an online application is the first step and does not obligate you in any way.

  2. An adoption coordinator will contact you. Applications are regularly reviewed, but please allow up to one week for processing.

  3. Once you have spoken to an adoption coordinator, we’ll call your references and veterinarian to ensure that your current/previous pets have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and well cared for. For renters, we’ll check with your landlord to verify applicable pet policies, and whether there are any size or breed restrictions. Due to Covid-19, home checks are currently virtual.

  4. If everything looks good and you want to proceed, we will arrange a Meet and Greet. We require all members of the adopter's household, including current dogs, to meet our adoptable pets in person and therefore prioritize applicants in the Savannah, GA area.

  5. After a successful Meet and Greet, with all parties agreed, we will complete your adoption with a contract, payment, and transfer of medical records.

  6. It is our hope that adopters will join our community of adopted Renegades by participating in pack walks, providing pupdates, and keeping in touch with foster families.

  7. Make sure to join our Renegade Reunion Facebook page!

Adoption Guidelines

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old.

  • Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

  • All breed designations are best guesses by shelter and rescue staff, based on available information.

  • We prioritize matching the right animal with the right family to ensure long-term success.

  • We do not adopt dogs as service animals of any kind.

  • We do not transport or ship animals outside the greater Savannah area.

  • All of our rescue dogs are fostered in private, volunteer homes. Please allow for flexibility in coordinating the adoption and review process.

Adoption Fees

Puppies and Adult Dogs: $325*

Senior Dogs: $150

*plus an additional $13 if using a credit card and paying via Square


All deposits and fees are nonrefundable

Why is it so much? We hope you see the adoption fee as a way to pay it forward. We take in many dogs in desperate need of expensive medical care. We will never turn a dog away because of their heartworm status or health, but sometimes the adoption fee doesn't begin to cover the costs associated with our program. This donation allows us to provide the highest levels of veterinary care and training to dogs in our care. 

What is included in your adoption?

Upon adoption, all dogs are microchipped with lifetime registration, spayed or neutered, and fully vaccinated. This includes bordetella (kennel cough), DA2PP, and rabies vaccinations (age permitting).

All dogs are heartworm tested and receive monthly flea/heartworm prevention and appropriate veterinary care throughout the duration of their time with Renegade Paws Rescue.


Adoption fees help offset the medical, transport, supply, and other expenses associated with rescuing our animals. The expenses for each rescued animal almost always exceed our adoption fees.

Please note that adoption fees are not tax-deductible. Online payments preferred.

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