The adoption process begins the day we take a dog or cat into our rescue. It is a huge responsibility taking in a lost soul and promising them a happy life. We are proud of the forever families we’ve helped create due to our adoption process being so thorough.
The first step in adopting is to fill out our adoption application. This helps our volunteers understand what type of new friend you are searching for, and aids in identifying any issues that would prevent placing a certain animal in a certain home; for example, breed restrictions in your town or apartment complex, etc…
The Beauties team will then conduct a vet check to be sure your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and are spayed/neutered. This will be followed by contacting you to set up a home visit where we can make sure the home meets the needs of the animal you are interested in adopting. Example: fencing height for dogs who are jumpers, stairs for dogs who have mobility challenges, etc… We try to troubleshoot any potential problem areas and offer friendly advice so that our shared goal, a forever happy match, can be achieved.
After the application process is complete, the real fun begins! It is time for Meet-N-Greets! We have a professional trainer (part of our board of directors) we schedule to assist with dog-to-dog introductions. It is amazing how often the existing family pet has something to say about the first meeting with a potential new brother or sister! Having a trainer present helps make for a successful intro go through the woof (whoops, we mean roof)!
Once you have decided on the dog or cat of your dreams, last thing is to sign the adoption contract and pay the fee. The adoption fee covers required vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter costs.