Our Adoption Process

Thank you for visiting Dhana Metta Rescue Society’s Weblog.

Our goal as an animal rescue is to match the right dog with the right owner or family.  To do this we ask for all interested adopters to complete an adoption application which can be found on our new website: dhanamettarescuesociety.org.

  With this application we learn more about you and what kind of dog you are seeking, plus what personality would work for you.  After your application has been received it will be reviewed and either be approved or disapproved based on the answers you have provided.  Sometimes your application may be disapproved for the particular dog you applied for, but could be approved for another dog that would be more suitable.

We are also very particular about having home visits done prior to a meet up with the dog of interest. All of our dogs for adoption are in foster homes, we do not have an open shelter system where one can pop by to see all the dogs.  Appointments will need to be made with the foster homes after approval of your application and home visit.

OhmFor any of the interested parties who have tried to contact us and have not received any response:

Please note that we try to respond to every email inquiry that we receive.

However, it has become apparent that certain systems categorize our email address as SPAM, therefore making contact impossible. Please also be aware that all inquiries must be emailed to:



Inquiries submitted through the “COMMENT” section of our blog will not be answered, please send your inquiries directly to our email address – dhanametta@yahoo.ca


Because we are a small rescue with very limited volunteers, we can only contact by phone, those who have already submitted a completed application that has been reviewed and approved.  We will usually call to confirm a home visit appointment that has already been made via email.  All questions/inquiries will be answered quicker if sent via email.




  1. Chrissy said,

    September 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I am really wanting to start building my family by adopting a puppy or young dog.
    I miss the pesents of a dog on my life. They are such beautiful creatures, they are more capable of unconditional love than most people I know.
    I would love to fill out an adoption form in advanced for our future furry kid.
    We are hoping to find a non shedding breed one lap dog and one medium size. Not all at once of course but we want the dog that we get to have a companion a little later on. We found chip to be such a darling,, perhaps there will be a lovely one similar later on.

    Thank you your vision and the love that you give to such beautiful animals.

  2. lorelle Turnquist said,

    January 21, 2010 at 11:18 am

    We just lost our dog to old age. We miss her very much.She was a rescuedog and quite old when we got her.we would like a small non shedding breed approximatly around 4 yearsof age. We are both retired We take our dog everywhere with us.

  3. janet liberto [fontaine] said,

    March 19, 2010 at 7:18 am

    I live in Sidney and we are retired, we have a fenced in yard and would love a yorkshire terrier, we have had them before . I am a retired vet assistant and my brother and nephew are vetenarians so we are very experienced with animals, my husband is not well but would love a dog, he is on dialysis at home and cant get out much. I know it would be impossible to do a home inspection but I can assure you we would pass. please keep us in mind

  4. Kate said,

    September 24, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Yuana,

    I have been following your blog for some time now and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all of the hard work you do. It breaks my heart to hear about and see the terrible things that happen to helpless animals but thanks to you, there is refuge for the lucky ones. I am a dog lover, I have two of my own (one was adopted!) and will continue to have dogs for the rest of my life. If you ever need a volunteer, please think of me. I would be happy to do whatever I can, when needed.

    Again, thank you for taking on this job, I can imagine it isn’t always easy.


  5. October 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    You look like a lovely organization. I was looking at dear Yumi as I have one small dog but just recently lost the last of my rescue cats to old age and my Pom rescue to Cushing’s Disease. Unfortunately I live in Ladner and am unable to travel further than tsawwassen or the South end of Richmond due to disability. What a shame your foster homes were not close. I have a lovely house and yard and would love a little dog to share love with.

  6. dhanametta said,

    October 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Louise

    Actually we could bring any dog to your house for a visit after the adoption application is approved. We do home visits and sometimes bring the dog with us for a meet and greet.

    If you would like to submit an application for Yumi, we can get the process rolling.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

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