There are several steps to our adoption process. Because we are committed to perfect matches which last a lifetime, we do not adopt out dogs on a first come, first served basis. Adoptions are based upon the dog's personality and needs, as well as those of the adoptive family. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, we require that the dog is returned to us.
We appreciate your patience, which helps us, help you, find the right dog. Our adopters tend to be those not in a rush, but those with a deep desire to adopt just the right animal. We consider this new pet to be an adopted family member, who lives with you and participates in your everyday life.
Because we rescue, rehabilitate and place any breed or mix of breeds, there is always an educational portion involved. Most often this is dog behavior and age related information, as well as breed specific research.
All dogs adopted through Misha May, may attend Beginning Training Classes at half price. Please click here and you will be taken to the events page on our website - scroll down to training classes. Behavior counseling and Boarding are also available.
Misha May normally spends a minimum of $300 per dog, and in many cases where there are medical or training issues, the amount can easily exceed $1000. Our adoption fees range from $150.00 to $250.00. Typically this includes a vet exam, distemper, rabies, kennel cough vaccine, spay / neuter and micro-chip ID. Most of our foster dogs also attend our training classes.
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Step 1. Please complete and email the appropriate application. Since all of our animals are cared for in foster homes until we manifest The Misha May Sanctuary, Training and Adoption Center, this is our initial screening instrument. Please click here for an adoption application.
Step 2. A Misha May volunteer representative will contact you after your references and veterinarian have been called.
Step 3. An appointment will be set up for you to travel to meet the animal(s) of interest.
Step 4. An appointment will be set up for a Misha May volunteer representative to bring the animal to your home. At this time, we will facilitate meetings with other animals and people living in the household. Everyone involved will observe and evaluate the situation as successful or not.
Step 5. If all parties agree, we will move forward with the Adoption Placement Contract and finalize the adoption. If anyone disagrees, we will discuss alternative options: i.e. - more training, a different animal, no further action.