5. ADOPTION FEES
Pitbulls and Friends transfers the dog to you when you sign the Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption donation fee.
Pitbulls and Friends' Adoption Fees are:
Your Adoption Fee includes the cost of your dog's microchip, vaccines, spay or neuter and access to our Dog Training Programs. Your donation helps defray the expenses of finding forever homes for lost and given up dogs, including food, veterinary care, spay and neuter and microchipping. You may choose to donate more than the minimum amount in order to help Pitbulls and Friends save more dogs.
Remember, your adoption saves two dogs, your new dog and the dog that Pitbulls and Friends can now rescue and rehome.
Payment can be made by cash, check, credit card or PayPal. We do not accept payment plans. The adoption fee is non-refundable. Click Here to pay your adoption donation fee online now.
4. PREPARING FOR YOUR NEW DOG
Before you bring your new family member into your home, you will need to gather these essentials:
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2. HOME SAFETY CHECK
A representative from Pitbulls and Friends Dog Rescue will visit the dog's prospective home. This is a short visit to meet all of the family members and any other pets in the home. The dog's potential living conditions are reviewed including water bowl, feeding schedule, sleeping area, play area, training and activities.
If you have another pet in your home, Pitbulls and Friends will coordinate a supervised interaction between the dog and the other pet to make sure the pets will get along. The interaction is a supervised meeting between the dog and the other pet which is performed by an experienced dog behaviorist.
The next day, the Rescue set up a vet appointment. It was then we discovered the really sad news - Jet did not have a kennel cough, as we had assumed - but heartworms! Would he survive? The vet laid out the treatment plan and the risks. We were all in - we committed ourselves to do whatever we could to save our sweet boy.
During the next 12 months, Jet went back and forth to the vet regularly. He was on strict bed rest and my husband and I consistently kept him in good spirits. Every critical stage of recovery came and went and Jet was still with us! When Jet finally recovered completely, we had made up our minds - we were going to keep him and happily become "foster fails".
3. APPLICATION REVIEW
Your application package will be reviewed and once all are in agreement that the adoption should move forward, a move-in date is scheduled.
6. ONGOING TRAINING
Pitbulls and Friends provides post-adoption support though our dog training program - Basic Training, Brewery Buddy and our Pack Walks. Our program picks up at the dog's current training level, teaches the new owner what the dog already knows and continues the dog's training towards a canine good-citizenship certification. The program also addresses any behavioral issues or transitional challenges. Our experience is that training together results in a successful long-term bond between you and your dog.
1. ADOPTION APPLICATION
Our adoption process is straightforward - simply follow these steps. To begin, please complete the online application. Pitbulls and Friends will contact you approximately 24-48 hours after receiving your completed application.