TMAR Adoption Process



Please read through the adoption process carefully before submitting an application. 

Step 1 - Submit an adoption application

**Due to Covid19 and social distancing we can no longer offer in home meet and greets.  This means we are only doing local North Dakota & Minnesota adoptions at this time.** 
Due to the high amount of applications coming in, please note it may take up to 7-10 days before we can reach out to you.

Adopting during COVID19 is the same as a regular adoption.  However, since we can not host in home meet and greets we will allow you to “return” a dog or puppy if it is not a fit for your family.  You have one week to return a puppy and two weeks to return an adult dog.  You will get a full refund if returned within the allowed return policy times. 



To become an approved adopter, please fill out the application and submit the $25 application fee.  Once you application is submitted, you will be directed to submit payment.   This fee is non-refundable and will not go toward the adoption donation.

Your application will not be considered without payment of the application deposit.

Our rescue is volunteer-based and we work as fast as we can to process applications. Once your application and payment have been received, you can expect a TMAR volunteer to contact you within a week.  A home visit or virtual home visit is required for all dog adoptions.

If you rent, please have a copy of your pet policy in hand BEFORE you apply.

TMAR reserves the right to not adopt an animal to areas where we have less than 6 foster families or volunteers. If you live outside the area and get approved for adoption, it will be your responsibility to make suitable arrangements for transportation of the animal to your home within a timely manner.  We can not hold an animal for more than 1 week in foster care once adopted.

Most of our animals come with their first set of shots.  They are not, unless specified, spayed or neutered.  We

require any animals adopted through us to be spayed or neutered between 7-12 months of age.  We also require all current animals in the household to be spay/neutered, unless there is a medical reason they can not be.

We only accept on-line applications.  Please do not print and mail the application. 

If you are approved to adopt a TMAR animal but did not get the animal you initially requested, we will keep your application on file.  Should an animal come up for adoption in the future, you do not need to re-apply, just send us an email to stating that you are an approved adopter and would like to be considered for a specific animal.  

We highly encourage you to apply NOW so you can be pre-approved for future TMAR animals!

Step 2 - Meet and Greet

Once approved, our adoption team will help coordinate a Meet and Greet and answer any questions you may have.

Because we rescue 70-100 animals each month out of a 4 kennel garage, we rely heavily on our fosters. Most of the animals are adopted out of foster homes.  Currently most of our fosters are in the Fargo and Grand Forks area.  If you see an animal on our website you would like to adopt, chances are high that it will be in a foster home in Fargo or Grand Forks.  It is the responsibility of the adopter to provide transportation to come and meet the animal of interest.  We do not provide transportation for adoptions.

Step 3 - Click on 'Pay Now' button to                   complete your adoption  

Once you have found your perfect pet and are ready to him/her home, please submit your donation.


Dog Adoption Donation: $250 regardless of age, sex, breed, or size



Cat Adoption:

  • From Petsmart: $35 for males, $60 for females.  All have been fixed and vaccinated.

Adoption donations go directly into the rescue and are used for vetting and continuing our efforts to save more lives.

We're so excited for you to embark on your journey to adopt a TMAR animal.  

We think they are the best and we know you will too! 

Additional Adoption Questions?

Contact Us Directly

© 2019 by Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue
PO BOX 896
Rolla, ND 58367

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