Old dogs make great new friends


  • All dogs have an adoption fee of $275 for a single dog or $500 for (bonded) pair, unless otherwise noted.  

    • Pairs must be adopted at the same time to get the reduced adoption fee.​

  • All dogs are up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, on preventatives (flea/tick & heartworm), and either shown to be heartworm negative or treated for heartworm under the care of a veterinarian following the protocols set forth by the National Heartworm Society.

  • All seniors may additionally receive dentals, tumor removals, biopsies, bloodwork, and any additional medical care deemed necessary for adoption under the care and recommendation of a veterinarian.


Albert's Dog Lounge is a foster-based rescue providing compassionate care to special needs, senior, and hospice dogs. 


  • Please do not apply if pets in the home are not up to date.

  • Applications with incomplete information will not be processed.

  • All current dogs in the home must be spayed or neutered, current on annual wellness exams, up-to-date on a rabies vaccination, up-to-date on distemper (DHPP, DHLPP, DAPPV etc), up-to-date on heartworm testing and monthly heartworm preventatives.  

  • All cats in the home must be spayed or neutered and up to date on a rabies vaccination and annual wellness exams.

  • All dogs will be indoor dogs only.  

  • None of our dogs will be adopted to prospective owners who mislead or fail to provide accurate information on the adoption application and/or the adoption contract. Albert's Dog Lounge reserves the right to refuse adoption to anyone.  

  • Albert's Dog Lounge does not allow adoptions to adopters who use pain or fear based training tools or methods (including but not limited to prong/pinch collars, shock collars, choke chains, forcing a dog onto it's back, etc.) . These tools/methods are considered cruel and inhumane. 

  • Adopters must agree to read the provided material in the dog's folder regarding introductions with other pets and the settling in period. We believe that following this information is vital for a successful adoption!

  • Adopters MUST agree that if you are no longer able to keep your rescue dog for whatever reason, the dog will be returned to Albert's Dog Lounge and Albert's must be given an reasonable amount of time to find a foster.  The adopter must agree to never attempt to sell or rehome the dog at any point. 


Our goal is to place our seniors into permanent, loving homes for the rest of their golden years. The information you provide on this application will assist us in determining the best dog for you and your lifestyle. Please be as thorough as possible. Once the application has been reviewed and approved, a home visit (whether virtually, or in person) will be scheduled. 

All family members and other animals residing in the home must attend a meet and greet with our rescue animal to ensure compatibility.


  • All adopters and co-adopters must be at least 21 years of age. 

  • We currently only allow adoptions within an approximate 5 hour radius of our headquarters in Whitewater, WI, unless otherwise approved.

  • As part of the application process, we require an in person meet and greet before the adoption.

  • Albert's Dog Lounge does not deliver dogs.

  • Because we are a foster based program, we do not allow 'adoption holds' on a dog more than 24 hours, unless approved in advance, and only with good cause.

    • If you are moving, going on vacation, having a family event, or not able to adopt the dog you are applying for, if approved, please do not apply until you are ready.

  • An approved application does not guarantee a certain dog and we do not guarantee adoption the same day as a meet and greet.

  • Our goal is to ensure it is a good fit for all involved and the best interests of the dog are met. 

  • All dogs have an adoption fee of $275 for a single dog or $500 for (bonded) pair, unless otherwise noted.  

    • Pairs must be adopted at the same time to get the reduced adoption fee.​

By submitting an application, you will  be agreeing to the Terms of Adoption above.


  • This application MAY not work on some mobile devices. 

  • It is recommended the application be completed using Chrome browser.