Please read the following carefully if you are considering adopting one of our wonderful dogs.
- The first step in adopting is filling out an Adoption Application. A completed application is required for all adoptions. Of course you are welcome to come and visit and meet a potential adoptee prior to completing the survey, but we do need some time to review a survey prior to sending a dog to a new home.
- We require a pre-adoption interview where we can discuss things like where your dog will play and sleep, how long the dog will be left alone each day, etc., basically the same information that is referenced on the Adoption Survey. We want to try to be sure that the dog will be a good fit for your family.
- We politely insist that you return the dog to us if for some reason you feel you cannot keep it. We will take any dog back at any time, no questions asked, and you know you are returning it to a safe environment where it will not be put to death. We do feel, however, that in order to give your new pet a fair chance to show just how wonderful it can be, you should plan to supervise the dog 100% of the time for at least the first two weeks it is in your home. This means that for the first couple of weeks your dog should be walked on leash, not simply turned loose, even in a fenced back yard, and in the house the dog needs to be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult, or in a crate. While these dogs have all adjusted beautifully to life at my house, I would not recommend that you immediately leave them unsupervised in yours. Any dog, no matter how well behaved, might decide to soil a carpet or chew up a cushion if left alone and unsupervised in a totally new environment.
- Payment of our $60 adoption fee is required prior to adoption. This will not be refunded if you decide not to keep the dog.
- If you adopt a young animal that has not yet been neutered, you must sign a legally binding contract to have the animal neutered as soon as it reaches the appropriate age.