Q: What is involved with the adoption process?
A: Potential adopters will be asked for a veterinary reference, if possible. We will also inquire about previous dog experience and go over the dogs currently available for adoption. Based on a satisfactory reference, we will set up a meet and greet. All members of the household must be present for this, including any current dog(s).
Q: What if I’m a first time adopter?
A: Three personal references will suffice in the event that a potential adopter has no veterinary reference. Throughout the entire adoption process, we will discuss housebreaking and training procedures at length.
Q: Okay! Sounds great. What’s the next step?
A: If one of our adoptable friends is a match for you, an adoption agreement will be signed by you, the new owner. This agreement states that your new friend will be treated humanely (given food, shelter and veterinary care) and will wear all necessary identification tags at all times. The agreement also stipulates that, should this adoption ultimately not work out, For Our Friends will take the dog back for any reason, at any time, no reservations.
Q: What is the actual day of the adoption like?
A: Our volunteers will do a home delivery on the day of the adoption and do a walkthrough of the entire home with you and the dog. We will provide a physical copy of the dog’s medical records and review any dietary or medical needs. All dogs are delivered with an initial set of supplies including: food, leash, harness, crate.
Q: What are adoption costs?
A: For Our Friends must ask a donation at the time of adoption in order for us to continue our rescue work. The fee is $300 for a mixed breed dog (the majority of our dogs) and $350 for a purebred dog. The adoption fee for a senior dog is discounted, and depends on the age of the dog. All adoption fees are refundable if the dog is returned within the first 30 days following adoption.
Q: What if I need help with my newly adopted dog?
A: We are always available to answer any questions and concerns. If necessary, we can set up training sessions with our dog trainer for any problems that require a more personalized approach. For Our Friends respectfully asks that any newly adopted friend be allowed to adjust to their new home, and our volunteers will gladly help you throughout the process and beyond.
Q: How do I apply?
A: Download this application and adoption survey.
Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org