To be considered for a GSD in our Rehome Program, you must:
Once approved, we evaluate the rescue dog that you are interested in to see if she or he matches your preferences and lifestyle. If it’s a match and you want to meet him/her, then we schedule a visit with the foster home for you to meet the dog.
If the rescue dog is not suited for your family, we will then look at the GSDs in our Rehome program and those being evaluated to see if any of them are a match.
We work on a best match basis, not on a first come first serve basis. Our goal is to find the best home for our rescue dogs and the best dog for our adoption applicants. If we find two or three homes that are equally suited for the same rescue, we would proceed with the applicant who submitted their application on the earliest date.
1. Q. I sent in my application, when can I meet the dog I applied for?
A. Once your application had been processed (phone interview, home visit and approval) we will schedule a time for you to meet the dog you applied for if we determine that particular dog is a good fit for you, your lifestyle and your home. If we determine through the application process that the dog you applied for is not a good fit, we may still be able to match you with a different dog if you are willing.
2. Q. How often do you get puppies available to adopt?
A. We rarely get puppies into rescue and on the rare occasion that we might, we already have families that are approved that we would contact first. Applications to adopt puppies will be processed last, after we process applications for dogs already in our program needing homes.
3. Q. How long does the adoption process take? We are anxious to meet and adopt a dog.
A. Our adoption process can take at minimum a week or 2. We are a small volunteer organization, all of our volunteers work and have families and dogs of our own. We make every effort to move the process along as quickly as possible. From start to finish, if you have applied for a specific dog you can expect at least 4 weeks.
4. Q. Do you "cat test" your dogs?
A. If it is reasonable and a dog-savvy cat is available we "may" be able to gauge a dogs reaction to cats but this in no way would ensure a dog would be able to fit into a home with cats. If a dog has lived successfully with cats it will state this in their profile. If we feel that a dog may not be suited to a home with cats due to prey drive, past poor experiences with cats, etc. then they will be listed as "no cats". Safety and successful adoptions are our goal.
5. Q. Can we meet the dog we if we are approved before we bring it home?
A. You will be required to meet the dog before any adoption is approved. All family members and dogs must be present to meet. Often we like more than 1 meeting if you already own another dog to help with introductions and see how they react to one another. Meetings will be at a neutral site whenever possible. You may need to travel to meet the dog depending where it is being fostered or traine