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  • OUR ADOPTION FEE FOR MOST DOGS IS $195
    • SOME SENIOR DOGS MAY HAVE A DISCOUNTED FEE ONCE APPLICATION IS APPROVED IF A SPONSOR IS FOUND FOR PART OF THE FEE
    • CASH OR CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED FOR ADOPTION FEE (NO CHECKS)
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION FEE:
    • ALL OUR DOGS:
      • ARE EXAMINED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN – VET RECORDS PROVIDED AT TIME OF ADOPTION
      • ARE TREATED FOR ANY KNOWN/TREATABLE MEDICAL ISSUES
      • ARE VACCINATED FOR PARVO/DISTEMPER, BORDETELLA, AND RABIES (IF > 4 MONTHS OLD)
      • ARE SPAYED/NEUTERED
      • ARE DEWORMED
      • IF AGE 7+ MONTHS: ARE HEARTWORM TESTED & ON MONTHLY HEARTWORM PREVENTION
      • ARE MICROCHIPPED
      • IF AGE 7+ YEARS: WE HAVE BLOODWORK DONE – RESULTS PROVIDED
      • HAVE DENTALS IF RECOMMENDED BY OUR VETERINARIAN
  • HOW TO ADOPT:
    • WE DO NOT REVIEW/APPROVE APPLICATIONS ON THE SPOT AT ADOPTION EVENTS
    • WE DO VET REFERENCE CHECKS
    • WE REQUIRE PROOF OF HOME OWNERSHIP OR LEASE SHOWING PETS PERMITTED AND ANY LIMITATIONS (WRITTEN LANDLORD PERMISSION MAY BE ACCEPTABLE IN SOME SITUATIONS AT OUR DISCRETION)
    • SOME DOGS/APPLICATIONS MAY REQUIRE A HOME VISIT PRIOR TO APPROVAL
    • MINIMUM AGE TO ADOPT IS 21
    • MUST LIVE WITHIN 2 HOURS DRIVE TIME OF ZIP CODE 45202 ACCORDING TO GOOGLE MAPS
    • WE DO NOT HAVE A SHELTER OR FACILITY – OUR DOGS LIVE IN PRIVATE, VOLUNTEER FOSTER HOMES AND WE INTRODUCE OUR DOGS TO POTENTIAL ADOPTERS AT OUR WEEKEND ADOPTION EVENTS. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR THE NEXT ADOPTION EVENT!
  • HOW WE MAKE MATCHES THAT LAST:
    • OUR DOGS LIVE IN FOSTER HOMES SO WE GET TO KNOW THEM AND THEIR QUIRKS, PREFERENCES, BEHAVIORS TO HELP US MAKE FOREVER MATCHES
    • NOT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE – WE WANT TO MAKE THE BEST MATCH SO IF WE RECEIVE MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS FOR A DOG, WE CONSIDER ALL APPROVED APPLICANTS
    • WE CONSIDER EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT OUR DOGS AND WHAT WORKS BEST FOR THEM IN DECIDING WHETHER TO APPROVE AN APPLICANT’S ADOPTION OF A PARTICULAR DOG. AN “APPROVED APPLICANT” MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT FIT FOR THE DOG THEY APPLIED FOR – WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE AN ADOPTION IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION.