Freedom First Rescue will consider adoptive families in the Bethlehem and surrounding areas only. This is simply due to logistics and distance of travel for our volunteers. Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the dog's background and your family's needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the pet's permanent home.
We appreciate you wanting to bring a dog into your home. In order for us to find the right pet for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.
We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.
We’ll reach out to the references you shared, including your veterinarian, landlord (if applicable), and personal contacts. This helps us get to know you better to match you with the pup. Please understand that it’s also a really important step we have to take to keep our vulnerable dogs safe from bad situations. To help this step go smoothly, please let all your references know we’ll be getting in touch and give them your permission to speak to us.
Once your application review is complete, a Freedom First Rescue volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit to meet in person and discuss all-things pet. During the home visit, we look for potential hazards for the dog that the adopter may not have considered. All household members must be present during the home visit. This includes all pets.
Once you’re approved to adopt, we’ll set up a time for the dog you’d like to adopt to meet you and your family members (including other dogs in your home). This is the special moment everyone’s been waiting for. If it’s a great match, your dream dog can either stay or return on a mutually-convenient day. If it’s not a good fit — fear not! We’ll keep looking to find you the perfect companion.
We want to ensure that our dogs are ending up in the best homes possible and we ask that you fulfill these requirements in order to adopt one of our dogs:
** We do not do female to female dog adoptions with our bully breed dogs such as pit bulls. We prefer male to male adoptions or female to male dog adoptions. Want to know why? Read this article–> Click Here
**PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an application does NOT guarantee an adoption. There is a 3 part process. This starts with an application review. If your application is approved, you will move on to step two which is a home check. At that point if you are approved the last and final step will be a meet and greet with the dog in question for adoption.