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Available for Adoption

Maine Coast Animal Rescue is a foster-based rescue which means we do not have a brick-and-mortar facility. All our animals are in homes throughout Maine until adopted. We do not have “hours of operation” and rely on volunteers who have stepped up to help us care for our dogs in addition to their busy lives.

Our adoption process consists of a vet check, landlord approval (if you rent), and a home visit/zoom visit to ensure our furry friends are going into a safe and loving home. We do require resident pets to be altered*, up to date on vaccines*, and maintain monthly flea/tick/heartworm prevention*.

*Documented medical reason is the only exception.

We place our dogs based on the best fit for them – not first come/first serve. If your application has been approved and you have been chosen to have a Meet & Greet, please know that we cannot hold dogs for more than 48 hours. We ask you to please be ready to adopt when applying. Fosters are not required to travel for Meet & Greets. Any travel on the foster’s part is at his/her discretion.

Minimum age to adopt is 22 years old.

*PLEASE NOTE: MCAR reserves the right to deny an application/adoption for any reason at any time. Please provide all information requested on the application and fill it out as detailed as possible. Adoption Forms must be filled out completely. If there is any missing information, we will not process that application and move on to the next applicant.

To get started:

  • Fill out an adoption application here.

  • Pass applicable checks (vet, landlord, and home visit)

  • If determined you are the best fit, set up a Meet & Greet within 48hrs

  •  All members of your household, including dogs, must be present at the Meet & Greet.

  •  If all goes well at Meet & Greet, sign the adoption contract, pay the fee and take your new family member home!

The adoption fee includes your new dog being up to date on age-appropriate vaccines, dewormed, spayed/neutered, and current on monthly preventives. Please note: That most puppies under the age of 6 months are likely to have parasites despite being dewormed. It takes regular deworming to eliminate parasites so if you adopt a puppy, please plan to get a fecal test done shortly after adoption to check if there are lasting parasites. The adoption fee also includes transport costs.

* MCAR does not adopt out sibling dogs

** We get a lot of inquiries and applications please know that we do try our best to get back to everyone, but we are a small fully volunteer-based rescue and sometimes we can not get back to everyone. Thank you for understanding.



- 1 year and under $600

-2 years and older $550


-1 year and under $300

-2 years and older $200

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