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Are you ready to find your next best friend with Tiny N Tall Rescue?!

If you are interested in adopting from us, please read our adoption requirements & our adoption process below, before filling out an application.


TNT's Adoption Requirements:

  • Out of State Adoptions: We DO adopt out of state, however, The applicant, ALL resident dogs,  AND anyone that is living in the home, must be present to meet the dog at the meet and greet, and the must be able to transport the dog to its new home. NO EXCEPTIONS. We are based out of Saint Charles, IL. and All of our available dogs are in foster homes throughout the state of Illinois. 

  • Everyone living in your household must be in agreement on adopting.

  • Must have any approval needed by either a Landlord or Association.

  • The Adopter must be at least 21 years of age.

  • We do not adopt our dogs out to be livestock guarding dogs or outside dogs. 

  • Must go through adoption approval process by TNT before meeting our adoptable dogs.   


Requirements for ALL resident dogs in the home: 

  •  All resident dogs must be spayed/neutered. If they have a medical condition that prevents it, we will need a note from your vet. Please call your vet and have this note on hand for us. 

  • All resident dogs must be up to date on: 

          • Rabies Vaccine 

          • DHLPP vaccine​

          • Monthly Flea and Tick prevention

          • Monthly Heartworm Prevention

          (We will make exceptions for certain circumstances at TNT's discretion)

  • All resident cats must be up to date on Rabies Vaccine


Our Adoption Process:

  1. Fill out and submit our adoption application.

  2. One of our Volunteer's will reach out to conduct your personal phone interview and check your vet reference.

  3. The application process typically takes about 5-7 days, from start to finish. Please remember, we are volunteers, so be patient. 

  4. Once that is completed, and your application has been approved to adopt from TNT, you will receive an approval email.


*Please Note:

**We do not adopt out siblings unless stated otherwise that they are a bonded pair.



After your Application is Approved:

**Our number one goal is to make sure the home that is chosen, is the best fit for that specific dog.  


We take multiple applications per dog and review all interested applicants to determine which applicant is the right fit. Once all apps are reviewed then we set up a meet and greet. If the meet and greet goes well, please plan on adopting that day. We do not hold dogs. **EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD, INCLUDING  OTHER DOGS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE MEET AND GREET - IF YOU SHOW UP WITHOUT EVERYONE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADOPT**We ONLY accept credit card/debit card for form of payment for the adoption fee donation. 


If you have ANY questions about the process or even after, please email

What is included in the adoption fee?

All of Tiny N Tall’s adoptable dogs will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption (unless they are too young or for health reasons, in which case we will have a spay/neuter contract), up to date on all age appropriate vaccines, microchip with tag and free lifetime registration, 4dx heartworm and tickborn disease tested, a new collar & leash, a Tiny N Tall id tag on collar, and a “Welcome to your New Home” Tiny N Tall Rescue reusable bag that includes: a bag of their current food to help you transition them, 1 Kong toy, a blanket, a bag of treats, any of their favorite toys they had while in foster care, 30 days free pet insurance (you will need to call to activate), and an adoption info packet with coupons, and tips which are emailed to you after adoption.  We ask that you bring your new family member to your family vet within 2 weeks (10 business days) after adoption for your own examination.

* Heartworm Positive Dogs

TNT Dogs that are Heartworm Positive and currently receiving or still needing Heartworm Treatment, Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc. will cover all heartworm treatment medical costs after adoption. The adopter IS responsible for transporting the adopted dog to and from the Vet Office for all appointments. We use 3 vet offices for the heartworm treatment. The vet offices are located in Hoffman Estates, IL., Lisle, IL., and Westmont, IL. You will discuss prior to adoption with the foster home and/or our Heartworm Coordinator about the process and location. 

* TNT Adoptable Large and XL dogs - including mixes  

All TNT adoptable Large & XL Dogs will or have received Gastropexy Surgery. This is an elective surgery that helps prevent Bloat, a life-threatening condition in which the stomach fills with air (dilitation) and twists upon itself (volvulus). It occurs most commonly occurs in large breed, deep-chested dogs, and the #1 breed it affects most are Great Danes killing over 50% of Great Danes who do not receive this preventative surgery . This surgery typically costs dog owners anywhere from $800-$1200. We want to give our our dogs the best chance at living a happy, healthy, long life with their new furever families!! Here is a link for more information about Gastropexy Surgery & Bloat:


**Please Note**


 *Tiny N Tall rescues dogs in need from many areas such as, but not limited to:

Our out-of-state rescue partners, breeder releases, county animal controls throughout the state of IL and surrounding states and owner surrenders.

*Tiny N Tall Rescue makes no warranty as to the temperament, or physical condition of the Adoptee, and cannot guarantee or make claim as to the breed or genealogy of the Adoptee. The Adoptee is being adopted AS IS. The adopting party acknowledges that although the adopted pet has received medical attention as well as temperament testing, TNT cannot guarantee and make no claims to the temperament, breed or geneology, or behavior of the adopted pet, nor is the pet guaranteed to be free of any unforeseen illnesses, genetic or health defects. This animal is adopted in AS IS condition


*We make NO guarantee the dog you applied for will still be available by the time your application is approved. 

Once you have submitted your adoption application, we will begin to process it!
We have a wonderful team of volunteers who help process all of the applications. Please remember that they are volunteers, and to please be patient. If you have not heard from us after 5 days of submitting your application, please email to verify we have received your application. 
Thank you for applying to adopt with Tiny N Tall Rescue!

***We reserve the right to deny any adoption application for any reason we see necessary***

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