Adoption & Foster Application Process

How do I apply to adopt a dog?

1. Submit an application: Be as detailed as possible with your answers. Click here to submit an application for adoption.

2.  Correspond with rescue: Once your app is received, it'll be reviewed and you'll receive an email with follow up questions. 

3.  Homecheck:  A homecheck will take place to ensure there are no potential hazards to a dog and that it is a safe place for a pet to reside. 

4.  Meet 'N Greet:  A meet 'n greet with existing pets and all household members will take place to ensure everyone gets along. We currently require that these take place at the QBSDR ranch in Southern California.

5. Placement: If all goes well with the meet 'n greet and homecheck, get ready to welcome your new furry family member!


Why are home checks necessary?

Home checks are necessary to ensure the environment is safe and secure for a dog to live in. 

I submitted my application a while ago. How long will it take to get back to me?

Applications are reviewed every Friday-Sun.  You'll be contacted via email or phone call by the following Tuesday.  **Please do not send followup emails until 7days have passed.  

How long does the adoption process take?

It varies depending on the upper that matches your lifestyle and how many people are on the waiting list before you.

I live out of state, will I be able to adopt a dog through QBSDR?

We consider applications from those in neighboring states (CA/NV/AZ/OR/WA). If approved, the applicant would need to make arrangements for their existing pet (if they have one) to meet the new pet at the meet n' greet at our SoCal facility.

What is the process to be approved to be a foster parent?

In order to foster, you must complete a foster application, interview, home inspection, and training. QBSDR is looking for responsible individuals that are patient, compassionate, and open to learning. As a foster parent, there is a responsibility to advocate for breed awareness, responsible breeders, adoption, and educate the public about the benefits of adoption. We're looking for those who enjoy being part of a team and a greater cause. All foster parents are expected to abide by QBSDR philosophy and methodology.

All veterinary care and supplies are provided to the foster home. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to email

Where are you located?

QBSDR is based out of Southern California. In the Fall of 2017 we sourced a small facility, but are still largely foster-based. This means we rely heavily on foster parents to house and care for our dogs until their furever home is found.


Is the rescue a 501(c)3 organization? Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, QBSDR is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue. All donations are tax deductible.


What is the adoption fee?

As of March 2018, the adoption fee is $500. This $500 goes directly towards the care of the pupper including veterinary expenses. 


How do I contact you about a dog or more information?

All inquiries can be directed towards You can also find more information about our rescue and follow updates through our Facebook page.


Why do so many corgis end up in the rescue system?

Corgis are given up for the same reasons all other dogs are given up.  The primary reasons we've encountered are due to behavioral and health issues, change in schedule, and divorce or death. One example of a common behavioral issue is aggression towards other dogs.  Another is when a corgi asserts itself over their owners, quickly becoming the dominant member of the household. If a dog is allowed to remain in charge, the situation will escalate and the dog may become unruly, and in some cases, aggressive.

Others end up in rescue because they have aged or developed medical issues. Some common medical issues seen in corgis are environmental allergies, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Epilepsy.


Where do you get your dogs?

QBSDR dogs are direct owner surrenders or from shelters across the state of California. We take the shelter dogs that are labeled "Rescue Only" or otherwise unadoptable to the general public due to the health or behavioral issues. QBSDR is here for the dogs that need us the most.


Where does QBSDR step in?

We focus on saving the corgis that are most overlooked - those with special needs and seniors because they need us most. We provide them with medical care, obedience training, and a safe environment until a loving family that is the right match comes along. Some of our dogs need medical rehabilitation to recover from an injury or maintenance care for an existing condition. We work on bringing the dogs to a stable condition and finding families that are able to care for their needs (whether that be medical or with continued training). We educate the public about responsible corgi ownership, responsible breeding, and the importance of adoption.  


Why does your rescue focus so much on obedience training?

Many of the corgis that end up in rescue, purebreds in particular, come with behavioral issues and need some form of management training. Some need obedience training to be taught polite manners, while others need direction on their position in the household. This is work that often needs to be done by someone experienced with the temperament of an assertive herding breed such as the Corgi. Sadly, many corgis are left at a shelter or euthanized when their owner can no longer manage them.


I need to surrender my corgi. How do I contact you about this?

Please submit an Owner Surrender Form. We will contact you as soon as we can upon receipt to understand your situation better. Please note that we do not have the capacity to accept all dogs. If you are able to continue "fostering" the dog while we locate a suitable new home, that would greatly increase the chance of us being able to assist you.

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