ADOPTION FAQ's

Wanting to adopt a Senior?

We'd like to tell you about our Adoption Process. All of us are volunteers and no one is paid. We do the best that we can to respond as timely as possible, but we also have our own animals, children, spouses, jobs, families, and homes - just like you. So, please be patient with us.

 

1. APPLICATION

The first step in being considered to adopt a senior from us is to fill out our adoption application located under the "Forms" tab. If you found one of our dogs on Petfinder.com  or  RescueMe.org  you still need to fill out our online application as that is only an inquiry.  It may take several days or weeks before we are able to get your application processed. During this time, please make sure that you contact your vet and references to let them know that we will be calling. We realize that our online application can be temperamental and sometimes cell phones or Ipads won't let you complete the form. We ask that you use a desktop computer and that should fix the issue. 

2. REVIEW PROCESS

Once your application has been reviewed, we may contact you by email or phone to verify information or ask for clarification.

  

3. PHONE INTERVIEW

If/when we have a senior that would be a great fit for you and your family, we will call you and your references. At that time we will ask many questions and we hope you do too.

 

4. MEET-AND-GREET

If you are approved, we will arrange a meet-and-greet. This gives all family members and pets a chance to meet, we ask that all family members are present. Please note: You and your family will be required to travel to the city where the senior dog resides. We do not transport our dogs to potential adopters.

  

5. ADOPTION

If the meet-and-greet goes well and all agree, the adoption paperwork is finalized and your new family member may go home with you that very same day.