The neat thing about adopting is being able to share a special bond, that no one else will be able to understand. Your attachment with your life-long friend brings a safe, sheltered, forever home. All shelters keep records of each and every animal that is dropped off, found, or saved. As an organization that supports rescuing, there is an immediate response to ensure the background of every animal is noted. Furthermore, it is important for the pet parent to become as knowledgeable and aware of who they are taking home. Obtaining this information and incorporating better ways to improve the animal’s past life will allow your animal to love its home, and trust you as its parent(s).
The opportunity to adopt and rescue an animal's life is a huge decision to make. Whether you're young or old, the responsibilities you are held accountable for are, but not limited to-
- Maintaining disturbance or discomfort from your pet
- Removal of animal's waste
- Keeping track of shot records
- Making veterinary appointments
- Comply with local laws on abandonment/ animal cruelty
Every day there are thousand's of animals that go through a system of checking, verifying, and neutering. Adoption is one way you can save a life, below are a few steps on how to begin the process.
- Evaluate your living circumstances and decide if you're physically, emotionally, and financially ready to take on a pet.
- Visit local shelters to find out adoption requirements.
- Narrow down your options of which animal you'd like to rescue by breed, age, temperament. etc.
- Prepare your home for your new friend and buy all the necessary supplies.
- Fill out any contracts with the shelter and go over any questions you may have about pet ownership.
- TAKE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND HOME!
All adoptions will include appropriate vaccinations, but only some include spay/neutering services, and microchipping. These extra services could be costly if not already included. Sometimes, shelters or local animal supply stores such as Petco, will host events for free of charge or at a low cost.
|ANIMAL ADOPTION CHECKLIST|
|Complete an adoption application?||Y/N|
|Are you 18 years of age or older with a current driver's license/ID?||Y/N|
|Do you have proof of a current address?|
Example: A utility bill with name and current address.
|If renting, do you have a copy of the pet policy and deposit?||Y/N|
|If renting, can you provide your landlord's information?||Y/N|