We take pride in our placement efforts. We strive to guarantee that the right dog goes to the right home. If you would like to adopt a dog or puppy from Home FurEver, here is what you need to do! NOTE: We are a small group of unpaid volunteers that do this in our spare time.
Meet the dogs and puppies at one of our local adoption events! We have adoption events every Saturday from 12-4 at local pet stores. We do like to meet the whole family. You can also bring your dog to make sure everyone gets along on neutral territory.
Complete an application. We would like to get to know you better. Our dogs are fostered in our homes and we get very attached. We like to know that our dogs are going to the best home possible! Bring your veterinarian’s name and phone number too. We don't have online applications, so come on up to our adoption event to complete one in person.
Interview with our adoption coordinator. While reviewing your application, we may have questions for you to help explain your application. Our adoption coordination has over 30 years of successful experience in placing dogs. We love our dogs and want to be sure you’ll love and care for them as much as we do. Not all applications are approved at an adoption event. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, your application was not approved for the dog you applied for. If your application was approved, we move on to the vet check and home check.
Commitment to obedience training. One requirement that sets us apart from other groups is our commitment to obedience training. We are noticing that this is catching on in the rescue community. Dogs and puppies will need to go through a training program of your choice. This helps create a wonderful bond between dog and the owner. Dogs are less likely to be returned due to behavior issues. We have several training facilities that we can recommend to you. Training classes are fun, help socialize your dog with new people and new dogs and create and cement a bond that will last a lifetime.
Veterinarian check. We will need your current veterinarian’s name and phone number in order to verify that your current or even previous animals have been properly cared for. If your vet check was approved, we move on to the home visit.
Home check. All approved applications will require a home visit. Please note that just because the application was approved, does not mean the home check will be approved. Our home checks usually take about a week to coordinate. One of our approved volunteers will come to your home to help assess the safety and security of your home. We do not mean for this to be an invasion of your privacy. Over the years, we have learned how to think like dogs. We can point out weaknesses in your fencing, your doors, point out poisonous plants and other hazards you may not have thought of. We also help teach the little ones how to properly care for a dog or puppy and encourage a positive experience for everyone. On some occasions, we are able to bring the dog or puppy you are interested in with us. This helps make sure that the dog or puppy you have chosen is the right dog for you. We are not always able to coordinate bringing the dog, though. All of our volunteers and fosters have jobs, kids, family, soccer practice, etc. so we really cannot drive more than about an hour for a home check.
Foster to adoption. We encourage all potential adopters to foster the dog they are interested in before making the lifelong commitment. We cannot offer this program to young puppies. Young puppies are more susceptible to disease so we only offer this program to dogs that are fully vaccinated and sterilized. We like to offer you a week or two to foster before adopting at the following adoption event.
Adoption. If you have been approved for adoption, we will contact you to let you know. We will set up an appointment at one of our local adoption events for the contract signing. We have tried to narrow down our paperwork for adoption. We are still in the process of making the process a little easier for all involved. We have the adoption contracts and veterinary history for you. We take a family photo and you can pick out a crate blanket for your newest family member! Adoption fees can be paid in cash or check.
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if you haven't heard from a Home FurEver representative within 2 weeks of your application being submitted, you were not selected for the dog you applied to adopt. Should you feel this decision was made in error, please contact us at email@example.com.