I submitted my application. When will I hear from you?

Thank you for your application!  Applications are processed by one of our volunteers and you should hear back from us in 48-60 hours.  We do not meet, and are generally unable to complete the veterinary reference checks, on weekends. To expedite the process please make sure that you have contacted your veterinarian (if applicable) and granted them permission to release information to us.  We will not be able to move forward with your application if this is not done.

When can I meet the dog?

โ€‹โ€‹Come to Petsmart in Cullman on 2rd and 4th Saturdays of each month 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M or Call 256-636-4627 and we can meet you the dog park in Cullman 

I'd like to adopt a dog. What should I do?

Please click the application link at the top of our homepage.  Fill out and submit the application online. Once you have submitted your application please contact your veterinarian (if applicable) and give consent for them to release information to CAAWA Rescue.  We will not be able to process your application without checking your veterinary records for any pets you have or have had in the past.Or you can come to Petsmart in Cullman on 2rd and 4th Saturdays of each month 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M 


Is the dog good with kids, cats, housetrained etc.?

We generally have 100+ dogs in our rescue at any given time, and unfortunately are not able to answers these specific questions about each one.  Often, you can find this information in the dog's bio.  If not, once we have approved your application we can put you in touch with the foster family.  The foster families are very familiar with the dogs in their care, and are able to answer any question you might have.  As you can imagine, caring for multiple foster dogs is quite time-consuming, and we love our fosters!  Without them, it would not be possible to do what we do. To be respectful of their time, we are only able to provide their contact information to approved adopters.  Thank you so much for your understanding!

How Does This Process Work?

We rescue dogs in need from Alabama, to loving four-ever homes in the We have a dedicated group of foster parents who house our dogs until an applicant has been approved. Once a new home has been selected, arrangements are made for the dog to hitch a ride on our transport to join his or her new family. We work hard to ensure that the dog will be a good match with the adopting family before transport.  Each prospective parent is interviewed by an adoption counselor, and we will speak with the vet of any current or former pet to ensure that the highest level of care will be given to each dog we adopt out.  If you are approved to adopt, you will have the opportunity to speak with the foster parent, who will be able to answer more specific questions about your potential new family member.

Can you hold a dog for me?

We are not able to hold dogs.  Holding a dog in a foster home leaves another in a shelter.  Please check back when you are ready to adopt, we post new pups all the time.


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How can I find out more about the dog I am interested in?

Please read the dog's full bio under our adoptable pets link.  If you are interested in finding more information, please submit an application. Once your application has been approved you will have the opportunity to speak with the dog's foster family. They will be more than happy to answer any questions and to make sure that it is a good match. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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