Due to the unique nature of welcoming a dog with a neurological disability into your family, the Be Like Josh Foundation requires all adopters to travel to the Phoenix area for a minimum of two nights for a meet and greet/adoption trial prior to finalizing the adoption.
Currently, due to travel restrictions and vaccination requirements, we are only able to adopt to homes located in the contiguous United States.
For all the dogs below, they do not need to have a status of "adoptable" in order to send in an application!
We understand that there is an emotional investment in applying to adopt a dog and we realize that the application process is rather impersonal. Everybody on our team has had the experience of applying for adoption and we understand how important it is to stand out from the pack. We welcome and encourage you to write an additional love letter along with your application. Simply create a separate email and tell us about yourself, and why you feel you would be the perfect fit. Please send your email separately to email@example.com and with the subject line "Love Letter to (dog's name) from (name of applicant)"
Forever Foundation Dogs
Forever Foundation Dogs are typically dogs that are hospice/senior, or very heavy medical/neurological, and the main limiting factor to their adoption is either cost of health maintenance and or specialty handling.
Forever foundation dogs are essentially dogs that are adoptable, but remain “on the payroll“ - essentially they’re sanctuary dogs. Even though we do not have an actual sanctuary space, these dogs are placed with long-term forever fosters, but we pay the tab.