Adoption Process

So You Want To Adopt Your New Best Friend

Whiskey Ridge Rescue will consider adoptive families in and around Central Missouri. 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 forever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. Whether you are looking for your next trail riding partner, a pasture companion or a pup to hang out on the couch with you, we will do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the permanent home.


If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you,
you are an ideal candidate for Whiskey Ridge Rescue. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.



We appreciate you wanting to bring another critter into your life! We can help you find your next equine, dog or cat! In order for us to find the right animal 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. Please DO NOT show up at the rescue without an approved application and appointment set. This is our home where the kid's safety is a priority.

Finding Your Next Critter

Once approved to adopt, the search for your dog begins. Volunteers will begin to evaluate options currently in our program who may be a good fit for you and your family. We would also be open to discussing dogs in our care that you are specifically interested in.

Additional Information

  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • We are family owned and ran so appointments are a MUST. Please do not come to our home unless you have been in contact.
  • Whiskey Ridge Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to review your application and contact you in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption.
  • All equine have been fully vetted and assessed by our team of professionals prior to adoption.

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