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Sato Heart Rescue, Milford, NH

Giving dogs a second chance!

Adoption Process

The first step in the adoption process is the completion and submission of an adoption application.  Completing an application does not obligate you to adopt a dog from Sato Heart Rescue.

We have provided the applications in both MS Word and PDF formats.  An online form has also been provided.

For PDF and Word format, click one of the links and follow instructions below:


Please download the Adoption Application to your computer and email it as an attachment to: satoheartadoptions@gmail.com.


NEW! – If using the online form, click here 

There is no application fee.  Please be certain to complete all sections of the application including your Veterinarian’s telephone number.  A “vet review” is a critical step in the adoption process

Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed by the Director of Adoptions and you will be contacted to arrange a phone interview.  Our primary objective is to find the best suitable home for each pet.  We do not operate on a first come, first served basis.  We take pride in matching the desires of each family to the needs of each dog.  Phone interviews, therefore, are an important phase of the process.

Once approved, a time will be arranged to meet the dog(s) that has been identified as adoptable to your family.  If there is a match that is acceptable to the family and the rescue, the adoption can then take place at our licensed location.  An adoption contract will be signed at that time.

Presently, we only accept cash or check.  The majority of the adoption fee is sent back to the Second Chance Animal Rescue, in Puerto Rico, which enables them to continue their work of rescuing animals and providing them with the proper medical care so that they may be adopted to loving families.