Our Adoption Process
Step 1: Adoption Application
Step 2: Phone Screening
Once your adoption application has been received, selected applicants (not every applicant) will be contacted by one of AHCR Team members who will do a phone screening with you. This is an opportunity to go over your adoption application and discuss the AHCR process
Step 3: Meeting the Dog
If you meet the prelimnary screening criteria we will arrange a date and time for you to meet the dog at our rescue.
Step 4: Live Video Home Check
If the decision is that the dog and your family are a good match. Arrangements are made for a home check. The purpose is to look at safety aspects, escape routes and home enviroment. We are looking for a dog friendly and dog safe homes.
Step 5: Time to Think
There is a mandatory 24hour cooling off period after the home check to give you and the team member time to determine whether the AHCR dog would be a good fit in your home
Step 6: Finalizing the Adoption
If both you and the team member agree to move forward with the adoption, arrangements canbe made to finalize the adoption. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract.
You will also be asked to pay the adoption fee at this time. All AHCR dogs will be spayed / netured (depending on age). The adoption adoption fee covers the costs of this procedure as well as other shots and immunization, other treatments and tests needed and a tattoo.
Enjoy a long and happy life with your AHCR dog!
If you have questions about the adoption process or would like to learn more about one of AHCR adoptable dogs please contact us