Adoption Questions:

Normally applications processing time averages 2-3 weeks depending on the volume of applications received. However, we are run by volunteers. We all have full-time jobs, families, and animals of our own. Many of us put in more hours doing rescue work than we do at our full-time jobs. While we make every effort to process applications and return phone calls in a timely manner, this may not always happen. Please be patient with us. Emergency medical calls and calls about the safety of our animals take priority.

IMPORTANT: You will hear from us only if we find you to be a good match for one our rescue animals and our adoption guidelines/program.

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To apply for a dog through Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue you must fill out our application form. This is a long form and you will need pictures of your home, lease (if applicable), and contact information of all adults living in your home and of 5 references. We do a background check and a home check. Your veterinarian and you references WILL be called.

The application will can be found by clicking here.

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Fostering Questions:

To become a foster you need to fill out our foster application form and be approved (click here).

***Please note that this application will qualify you only as a foster. Being approved to foster does not automatically mean you will be approved to adopt. If you are planning to adopt at some stage, and hope to meet your dog by fostering, please fill out the more detailed adoption application.***

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Please check out our expectations for fosters by reading the information on our “Become a Foster” page.

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While you are fostering one of our Mikey’s Chance dogs, we will provide high quality food, vet care, crate, and puppy pads (if necessary). Depending on the amount of donations we have we can sometimes supply you with treats, toys, and bedding.

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If you have found a stray dog, you can bring it to an animal shelter facility within 3 days. If you choose to care for the dog while looking for the owners, you must still report that to the appropriate animal shelter within 3 days or they cannot accept the animal.

If you caught a stray you should take it to the nearest vet clinic or shelter to have them scan for a microchip. This is a free service. If they have a chip the clinic/shelter can call the company and hopefully they will be able to contact the owners. If not, you need to contact the correct shelter immediately.

Here are the local animal control services you should call!

Tri-Cities Animal Shelter (if the dog is found in the city limits of Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland)
Contact Information:
1312 S. 18th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

Benton County Animal Control (if dog is found in unincorporated areas of Benton County)
Contact Information:
1116 N. Grant Place
Kennewick, WA 99336

West Richland Animal Control/Police Department (in West Richland city limits)
Contact Information:
(509) 967-3425

Benton City Animal Control (in Benton City city limits)
Contact Information:

Prosser Animal Control (in Prosser city limits)
Contact Information:
(509) 786-8211


If you decide to hold on to the dog until the owner is found you still need to contact the local animal shelters as that is the most likely place the owner will be looking for their dog. You should also call local vet clinic to give a description of the dog in case the owner looks there. Other good places to look for the owner is by posting a Found Ad on craigslist, Facebook, and/or in the newspapers.

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In order to determine the brand of microchip, first scan the microchip. All Vets as well as Shelters have scanners. Once you know the chip number, count the numbers/digits/letters in the chip:

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