Adoption Process

Applicants from NH and surrounding states are welcomed (VT, MA, CT, ME). Our application process helps us to determine if a dog and a prospective family or individual are suited to one another. We care about making the best possible matches between dogs and prospective adopters. The process may seem involved, but the gratitude and love you will receive from your rescued companion is ample compensation.

Libby’s Haven requires:

  • a written application (may be emailed)
  • personal and veterinarian references (no family members, please)
  • a phone conversation with a Libby’s Haven adoption counselor
  • a home visit from a Libby’s Haven volunteer prior to final adoption

We only schedule meetings between prospective adopters and dogs in their foster homes after these steps have been completed. We also attend area adoption events with our senior dogs and we encourage interested folks to meet Libby’s Haven dogs at these events. Prospective adopters do not need to have gone through our application process to meet our seniors at the various adoption events! You can check our web site at to see what events we will be attending.

When you adopt a Libby’s Haven dog, we ask you to pay an adoption fee. These fees cover a portion of veterinary expenses and help to make our continuing rescue work possible. After you bring your dog home, you are encouraged to keep in touch with us for advice or just to check in regarding your dog.

If you are interested in applying to adopt a wonderful Senior dog from Libby’s Haven, please do not hesitate to contact with any questions and/or to request an application.