THE ADOPTION PROCESS:

  1. Complete online application and make sure to include all information requested. Any information not included will delay your application.
  2. Once you complete application we will contact you by phone.
  3. Home visits prior to adoption are routine in animal rescue and you should expect us to set up a time to do this.
  4. If you have another pet, prior to adoption, we will need to introduce our homeless pet to your pet(s) to make sure they can coexist. 
  5. You will be required to show proof of ownership of home with two bills with your name and address on them.
  6. You will be required to show "lease"  if you rent that you are allowed to own a pet.
  7. If you attend a Pet Adoption Day and have another pet, be sure your pet is current on vaccines and not sick or with any eye, ear, or nose infections.  Please bring current vaccine record with you.
  8. We do not adopt animals at the adoption day unless you have been pre-approved.
  9. There are no refunds once you adopt a companion animal.
  10. We appreciate you applying for a homeless pet, however, we do not adopt pets out on a first come first serve basis.
  11. Your current dog must be altered and up-to-date on vaccines and a fecal test.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW WHEN BRINGING HOME A NEW PET.  By setting boundaries for you and your pet, you will prevent many problem behaviors.  

Many folks do not realize that the companion animal they just rescued is still in a state of transition.  Give your new pet time to adjust.  Please do  your part to create a happy and well adjusted pet in your home.  Please don't forget to take your dog for a walk, it is a great way to bond and to keep dogs from getting bored.  If you have to leave your dog alone, leave your dog something to do.  Buy activity toys and/or a kong.  

  1. Do not give the pet the run of the house until he/she adapts to the new feeding and walking schedule.  By doing so, you will prevent house accidents.Do not allow pets on the furniture or bed.  
  2. Some companion animals can become possessive of furniture.  Allow time in your new relationship to get to know your dog's temperament in the home.
  3. Do not attempt to pull anything out of your dog's mouth.  Instead, teach the "drop it" command by asking the pet to sit first.   When the pet drops the item, reward with a small treat and praise.   Eventually, you can reward just with praise.
  4. Do not place your hand in the food bowl while dog is eating or take food away while eating.  Homeless animals can be nervous the first couple of weeks and respond negatively.
  5. Do not leave small children unsupervised when around your new pet.  Small children can be clumsy around a new dog or cat and make the pet nervous.  The pet's reaction could be to strike out thus resulting in injury.
  6. Do not kiss the pet in his/her face.  The companion animal you have adopted may never have had that type of affection and may be confused or scared by it and react negatively by scratching or biting.
  7. Keep dog on leash at all times.   Cats shouldremain indoors.  There are many dangers outdoors that can result in tragedy.  
  8. Go easy on introductions to other dogs.  Do not assume all dogs will like each other.  Introducing dogs on leash can be difficult.   If dog is excited, pulling on leash or barking avoid the introduction.  You do not know how the other dog will react to this behavior.
  9. Do not treat dog like your previous dog.  This is a different dog with a different life experience.  Go slowly.
  10. Do not expect your children to take care of the dog.   Remember, children grow up and leave and you will be left taking care of the dog.   So start now and keep peace in your household. 

What to Expect

Another happy tail for one of companion animals!

 

Adopting a homeless animal is a wonderful feeling not only because you are receiving a marvelous pet, but because you had the ability to give that pet a new home and provide cage space in a crowded shelter for another animal to enter.   Essentially you are rescuing two animals.

Our goal is to make the best match for you and your family as well as for our homeless pets.    This translates to the fact that while you may apply for a pet you have seen online, after our interview with you, we may not agree that the companion animal you are applying for is the right match for you.  We will make suggestions on what type of pet fits your lifestyle and current experience handling animals.   That is why the forms and interview process is so important.

All our companion animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, some may be groomed as needed, and provided with any other medical services as needed.   ​

Adoption Process