Interested in Adopting?
Your new best friend is waiting for you right here!
Thank you for choosing to adopt a pet! With each adoption that we have at our rescue, you are saving two lives adopting a dog will open up a space in our rescue to save another pet.
Responsibilities to Consider
If you are interested in adopting a dog from Furever Home Rescue please read the following information before you complete an adoption application
1. If you adopt a dog: you should be prepared to be responsible for it the rest of its life which could be 10-15 years. Your dog will need loving attention every day. Is your family ready for a long-term commitment?
2. Financial Considerations: Routine vet care costs $150-$500 per year, and emergency care can run over $1,000.Are you willing to spend this much money on dog care? Quality food for small dogs can cost $15-$35 per month. Food for a larger dog could cost $25-$50 per month. Are you willing to spend this much money per month on dog food? Do not forget monthly heartworm, flea and tick preventatives, treats, grooming, supplements, leashes, collars and of course toys. These items can run as low as $25 per month, but be prepared to spend AT LEAST twice that much per dog.
3. A pet is not a toy: Pets are living creatures with personalities and needs of their own. If you don’t want a dog, please don’t get one just for your child! Remember you will be caring for the dog when your child grows up and becomes involved in other activities. If you don’t want a dog, you could offer your child a frog, fish, hamster or other small animal that requires less money, and training.
4. Adopting a “Perfect Dog.”: The Perfect Dog is an enticing fantasy pooch. It is the dog that instantly learns to pee outdoors, never menaces or frightens children, plays gently with other dogs, won’t jump on people, never rolls in gross things, and never chews anything not meant for him. This dog does not exist.
5. Puppies are very cute, but it takes hours and hours of patient training to house train your puppy and teach him/her not to chew forbidden items, nip people or jump on people. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it. Are you willing to spend lots of time training a puppy? Will it drive you crazy if puppy messes on your carpet, chews on your furniture, and asks to go out in the middle of the night?
6. Adult dogs on the other hand generally house train quickly as they have the physical capacity to hold off elimination for longer periods. Adult dogs two years and older generally have outgrown chewing and other destructive behaviors, but some adult dogs can be set in their ways so some new training might be involved.
7. A surprise gift of a pet can be a terrible mistake Pets are a big responsibility, and it’s not fair to “give” a person a responsibility they’re not expecting. The person you give the dog to will have to spend thousands of dollars over the years on vet care and food. The dog’s owner will need to spend time with the animal every day. Please don’t place a living creature in the hands of someone who may not want him or be willing to spend time and money on him.
Puppy Adoption Guidelines and Requirements:
•Puppies are NOT first come first serve
•Puppies must be enrolled in puppy class within 30 days of adoption.
•Puppies are adopted out with a spay/neuter contract, requiring the puppy to be spayed between 5-6 months of age unless temperament requires it to be done earlier.
•The cost of spay/neuter is covered in the adoption fee IF you have the procedure performed at the Veterinarian that we work with. If you choose to have the procedure done at your vet, you will assume the cost and the adoption fee is NOT reduced.
•Puppies are adopted out current on age appropriate vaccines, deworming, have been on monthly heart worm/flea preventative and have a negative fecal exam upon being adopted.
•We will not adopt a puppy into a home that currently has another puppy under the age of 6 months, a dog that is not spayed/neutered and/or a dog that has not completed its full series of vaccines.
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