|Adopt A Dog|
|Written by Kathy Munn|
|Monday, 26 April 2010 19:32|
Colorado Canine Rescue
CCR's adoption process is very similar to the other rescues in our area. If you see a dog that we have available for adoption, please complete our adoption application located on this website. We will contact you very shortly via phone to answer any questions that you might have about our dogs or our adoption process. This short phone conversation will also allow us to make sure we find the perfect fit for your family. Usually, at this time we will refer you to the appropriate foster home for the dog that you are interested in meeting. The foster home will contact you to answer any further questions and to schedule a time and location for you to meet the dog. After meeting your new buddy and if all parties agree that it is a great fit, we can arrange a time for him or her to join you in your home. We allow a two week adoption trial period. This allows you to make sure that it is a perfect fit with your family. If during this period you find that it is not a perfect match, we will refund your adoption donation. We do ask that you give your new dog several days to adjust to your home and family. At some point in this process, we do a home visit to ensure that your home is appropriate for the type of dog that you are adopting.
Some dogs and most puppies attract a lot of interest. We try to be fair and screen applicants as their applications are received, but ultimately we adopt our dogs to the home that is the best possible match for them.
Colorado state law mandates that our dogs be spayed or neutered at time of adoption. If there is a medical reason that this cannot be done, we are required to take a $50 refundable deposit. The dogs must be altered within 90 days of adoption and upon proof the deposit will be returned.
Colorado Canine Rescue’s (CCR) mission is to reduce the amount of dogs euthanized due to pet overpopulation by rescuing, fostering, and placing them in permanent, loving homes. CCR believes that this can be accomplished by providing proper education to adoptive families before, during, and after the adoption process. CCR is committed to long-term support of each rescued dog and adoptive family. The policies that CCR has developed are designed to ensure the success of each adoption. Our goal is to ensure that each dog and its adoptive family are the best possible match.
Upon adoption, each dog will be up-to-date on all vaccinations, spayed or neutered if of appropriate age and have a microchip identifier placed. A minimum $100 donation is required to cover these costs, but adoption fees might vary for each animal.
Please review the policy and contract and complete the adoption application. Submit the contract and application and CCR will contact you for a short interview and home inspection. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you!
* The primary applicant must be 18 years of age or older. Families with young children will be examined on a case by case basis, as not all dogs are reliable around children.
* If renting your home, you must provide written permission from your landlord and his or her contact number.
* CCR prefers all applicants to have a securely fenced yard, but if this is unavailable, appropriate accommodations must be made. Applicants without yards will be examined on a case by case basis.
* All rescued dogs must have access to indoors as well as outdoors. CCR believes that our dogs should be involved in all aspects of a family’s life.
* Adoptive families must provide adequate exercise and training for their rescued dog.
* All dogs must be kept current on vaccinations and have regular veterinary check-ups.
* Puppies will only be adopted to families with experience training young dogs and puppies, and who are willing to spend the extra time, money, and effort with them. Families that have not raised a puppy before are required to enroll in a puppy obedience class or to start working with a trainer once they adopt the puppy.
* If adopting a puppy, they must be spayed or neutered within 90 days. The spay/neuter law went into affect on 1/1/09. It states that animals adopted from a rescue or shelter that are not spayed or neutered prior to adoption MUST be spayed or neutered within 90 days of adoption. CCR is required to take a $50 donation from our adopters until the spay/neuter is completed.
* If your circumstances change and you are unable to keep your dog, you must return your dog to CCR so that he or she can be placed in a suitable home.
* Adopter will allow CCR to conduct home visits and phone/email check-ins at their discretion after the adoption in order to check on the dog’s welfare.
* Adoptions out of area are permitted, but accommodations for a home inspection must be made. Transportation is not provided by CCR and costs are not covered in the adoption donation.
* CCR allows for a two week adoption trial period. If the adopter decides that it is not a perfect match during this trial period, the adoption donation will be refunded when the dog is returned.
* CCR will ensure that all dogs and puppies will be current on vaccinations at the date of adoption.
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