1. Please understand that that completion of an Adoption Application DOES NOT guarantee approval or the ability to meet the desired dog. ***Highly adoptable dogs such as puppies and certain breeds, receive many applications. Only one applicant is identified to meet each dog.***
  2. Print and complete an Adoption Application Form.
  3. Return the adoption form via email to
  4. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged via email within 72 hours. On Fridays, all applications are reviewed to identify no more than one applicant to meet each dog on Saturdays, during our weekly adoption events at the PetSmart in Yorba Linda from 1 - 5 p.m.
  5. PetSmart is at 5521 Mirage Street, Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (Savi Ranch Shopping Center, adjacent to the 91 freeway, exit at Yorba Linda Blvd., in the same parking lot as Staples.
  6. PoochMatch may visit your home for a "home check".
  7. If the "home check" is fine, the pet will remain with you.
  8. Whether it is 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 year or more if the adoption is not working for either you or the dog, the dog must be returned to PoochMatch.