Do I Begin the Adoption Process?
How Long Will It Take to Adopt
We receive MANY inquiries about the dogs that are listed
on our website and on Petfinder. It is difficult to respond
to all of them, so we respectfully request that you fully complete
our before you email us. If you just write to us and ask questions,
we will respond by asking you to complete an application anyway,
so you will save a step if you simply complete an application
in the first place.
The application does not obligate you in any way and we
do not require an application fee. The only money that is involved
is the ADOPTION donation, which is usually $500.00. This money is due
at the time you complete an adoption.
If you are serious about adopting, and you live within our
geographic area, we encourage you to complete an even
if the dogs you see listed who are currently available for adoption
are not dogs you feel would mix well with your family. If your
application has been reviewed, references checked, and a home visit
completed, and you are ultimately approved, you will be in a better
position for adoption when a dog for whom you ARE suited is looking
for a home. We do not always list every adoptable dog on Petfinder
or on our website.
By now, you should understand that your completed application is the most important step in beginning the adoption process.
If you don’t answer all of the questions on the application
it will mean we have to contact you to get the information before
processing your application. ALL answers are important.
If we think your application would be a good match for one of our currently adopta-BULL dogs, we
WILL contact your veterinarian for a reference, and if your pets
have been seen at other offices besides the ones you have listed,
we need that information also.
If your vet check is favorable, the next step is
to arrange a home visit at a time that all family members will be
available. We will prefer a day and time when your outdoor property
can also be observed. When you are contacted by the volunteer
who will be visiting with you, that individual will be committing
their own time to a meeting that will be convenient for everyone.
Please be certain that you will be available for that visit. The
volunteer who visits you will be making observations based on HeavenSent’s
criteria. This person is not the individual who will approve or
disapprove your application. Often, this person is not someone
who is fostering any of our dogs and will usually not be able to
answer questions about the dogs. Home visits are based on our volunteers’ geographic
location and their proximity to the prospective adopters.
If the vet check and the home visit have gone well,
in general we will consider your application “approved”. At that
time, if there is a dog we would like to have you meet, we will
provide photos and information about that dog, and a visit with
that dog will be arranged. We prefer to have all family members
and other pets meet with the Bulldog who might become the new family
If no suitable match is possible at that time, your approved
application is kept on file and it only means that YOUR dog has
not found US yet.
When you have met a dog we would all consider as a suitable
match, the next steps are discussed at that time. We will speak
with you at length regarding what you can expect during the re-homing
and adaptation period.
If at any point you have acquired
a dog elsewhere, or have decided you are no longer interested in
adopting through HSBR, please contact us so that we can remove your
from further consideration.
It is important for all interested parties to understand
that our primary commitment is to the dogs who are in our care.
At HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue, our goal is to find great
people for wonderful dogs.
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