You can't change a rescues past, but you can rewrite their future!
The Fine Print
We are 100% volunteers, we work full time jobs, rescue full time, foster full time, we are parents, husbands, wives, etc. and we are very dedicated to our rescued animals. Your understanding and patience is greatly appreciated while going through the adoption process.
Please read the following information before applying to adopt a rescue. This will help prevent confusion, mistakes and wasting anyone’s time.
We work extremely hard with our rescues. We learn their needs and know their behaviors. We temperament test in a variety of situations. They live in our homes and in certain circumstances we know their backgrounds. We train them and overcome any issues they may have had coming into rescue. Therefore, we do our best to find our rescued dogs and cats their perfect forever family. We also remain a lifelong resource for the families that adopt one of our rescue.
We approve homes that meet THEIR needs.
* Please read their adoptable information closely. Each is written specifically to meet their needs and their requirements to adopt them. Please do not waste your time or ours by applying for a pet that you know you do not meet their needs. Examples:
"Must have fenced yard" this means we will NOT adopt to a home without a fence.
"Needs another active dog" this means we will NOT adopt to a home without another active dog.
* Dogs and cats in adopting home MUST be spayed or neutered, including outside cats, all animals must be current on vaccinations. We do vet reference checks to verify. (Exceptions can be made if a medical reason prevents spay, neuter or vaccinations)
* Puppies adopted prior to their spay/neuter age MUST be altered no later then 7 months.
* Cats are NOT to be declawed.
* No docking of tails or cropping of ears.
* We do not adopt to a home with outside dogs. We do make an exception for properly cared for barn cats .
* We do not adopt any animal to be an outside animal or be left outside for majority of their day.
* Puppy adoptions will NOT be approved to homes leaving pups alone for longer than 6 hours. A plan MUST be in place for proper socializing, potty breaks and exercise.
Dog walker, pet visitor, day care are all options.
Puppies NEED socialized, enrichment and exercise to become a well-rounded adult dog.
* Following our adoption process is very important to maintain safety to our rescues, consistency and ease of transition. We do NOT bypass steps.
* Dog trial run MUST take place when you do NOT have other plans and need to leave your new friend within the first 2-3 days. This time needs to “all about them.” Their transition during the first three days is the hardest for them and for you. Helping them transition properly creates “final adoptions."
Please do NOT have company over and/or take them all over visiting.
They NEED decompression time, adjustment time and patience while they learn you and your home.
Not meeting their needs early in the adoption process (trial run) will lead us to believe that your new friend will not be a priority.
Failure to follow our very important transition process will immediately force us to remove our rescue from your home.
* Transition time frame varies with each individual dog/cat. The average time frame is as follows; first three days are the toughest but takes up to two - three weeks for your new friend to feel comfortable in your home and around you.
* We are a positive reinforcement-based training rescue.
We do NOT agree with punishment and/or shock, prong collars etc.
We do allow underground or wireless fencing to be used ONLY if properly trained.
* All family members and current dogs must be present for the meet n greets with a rescue dog meet.
Adopter MUST be present at meet n greet.
Our rescues can NOT be a surprise pet to an adult.
* We reserve the right to deny any applicant.
* Applying for a rescue does not mean you are guaranteed to adopt the rescue.