Webster’s Dictionary defines adopting as:  to choose or to take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent.  

You have made the decision to adopt a sled dog.  This should be an informed and well researched decision. We intend for all adoptions to be permanent.  Therefore, every effort will be made to ensure that both, the dog and adopter, are a perfect fit. TSDR will check vet and personal references and do home visits.
  • All adopters will submit a completed adoption application and will be subjected to a vet check and home visit with all family members. 
  • All dogs placed by TSDR will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated for distemper/parvo, rabies, lepto and bordetella, and heartworm tested. They will also be microchipped. New owners will receive copies of all available vet information and must agree to keep them current on all of the above.
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age and head of household (own or rent and deed/lease is in your name) and live in Texas (we rarely do out-of-state adoptions).
  • Children in the home or that visit often must be at least 6 years of age (exceptions have been made but dependent on previous sled dog or large dog experience).
  • Applicants who rent/lease must provide contract info on pet policy or landlord will be contacted for verification.
  • For dogs 1 years old to 7 years old, the adoption donation is $250 and due at the time of adoption. Puppies younger than 1 years old will be $300 and seniors over the age of 7 years old will be $150. As this is a donation, it will be non-returnable if dog is returned to rescue.
  • Dogs are not placed on a "first come, first serve" basis but rather the best home for the dog.

If you are interested in adopting, please complete the online application or print out the hard copy application.  Once completed, please email it to us at: or fax to 281-494-6226 or mail it to: P.O. Box 16864 Sugar Land, TX 77496-6864.


We desperately need foster homes in order to save more sled dogs from the shelters. Please review the "Fostering" page for more info!

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