Adoption Process

1.) Fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION

2.) Schedule a meet -and-greet; if there are other animals in the home, we recommend a series of meet-and-greets in order to provide a more successful integration of a new animal into the household. The first greet would be conducted in a "neutral" location (such as a park) where the dogs can interact without an issue of "territory". The second (or third) greet would be conducted at the home of the potential adopter. 

3.) Home-visit; depending on the situation, a home-visit may be conducted at the same time as a meet-and-greet. This allows us to see where our animal would be living, and gives us a chance to address any questions the potential adopter may have and vice versa. 

4.) Start a two-week trial adoption! We highly suggest a two week trial adoption; this will allow all potential adopters to engage with their new pet and make sure that they are the right fit for their home. There is no penalty if a trial adoption does not work out - not every animal is going to be the right fit for every home! If it does not work out, we will assist you in finding a new pet that is the right fit for your home and family! 

5.) Complete the adoption by signing the ADOPTION AGREEMENT and welcome your new pet as a permanent member of your family!  Happy Gotcha Day! 

RUFF HOUSE ANIMAL RESCUE