What are the adoption requirements?
You must fill out our adoption application completely, and agree to all terms
on adoption forms
(incomplete applications will be denied).
You must be at least 18 years of age.
You must show a state picture ID with your current address.
You must schedule a meet and greet with the dog you wish to adopt.
(you will be asked to bring all dogs currently living in household)
Why do I need a veterinary reference?
We will call to check all vet references. If your current pets are not current on their shots by more than two months, or are not spayed/neutered, we will deny the application.
It is important for your pet’s lifetime health that they receive their annual shots.
It is also essential that pets are kept current on their monthly heartworm preventative and rabies vaccinations. Heartworms are not only deadly to your pet, but the treatments to eliminate them far exceed the cost to prevent.
Why is there an adoption fee?
One Dog At A Time Rescue charges $350 for Dog adoptions/$375 for Puppy adoptions, $129 for Cat/Kitten adoptions, and $60 for small animal adoptions. The fee only covers a portion of our investment into the care of your adopted pet. Your pet has been part of a foster home environment where they have received love, socialization and training.
In addition, pets are current on all vaccinations as needed for their age unless otherwise noted, spayed/neutered prior to adoption, which averages $350 per pet, and in most cases, Micro-chipped.
In the case of pets who have been treated for heartworms, this cost runs $300 to $800 per treatment. Taking all the costs of feeding and other supplies as well, our adoption fee is really very minimal.
Will the pet be spayed or neutered?
Per One Dog At A Time Rescue mission, all pets are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Your adoption fee covers the cost of the spay or neuter.
If you adopt a pet before it is of age, you will be required to sign an agreement to spay/neuter the pet within a specified timeframe, and also provide proof from your Vet that the spay/neuter has been verified.
What is a home visit and why is it required?
A home visit is an in-home pre-adoption interview.
You will be visited by a One Dog At A Time Rescue volunteer and usually the pet you are wanting to adopt. This is to verify the information provided on the adoption application as well as explain our adoption policies. This also allows you to see how the pet may behave in the new environment, and around other pets in the household.
What if my current pets are not spayed or neutered?
If the current pets in your home are not currently spayed or neutered, we will deny the application. Many territorial and behavior issues are related to un-sterilization, and it can cause issues when a new pet is brought into the home. If you are interested in having your pet spayed/neutered so that you may adopt one of our pets, we will happily reconsider your application once proof of spay/neuter is provided.
Where can I see the pets available for adoption?
One Dog At A Time Rescue does not currently have a shelter.
Our pets are all in foster homes. Appointments for meet and greets will only be set after an adoption applications has been completed and reviewed by our adoption coordinator. Pets may appear at one to two public events per month.
Visit our events calendar for dates.