Adopting A Friend
HOW TO ADOPT
We take pride in our placement efforts. We strive to guarantee that the right dog goes to the right home. If you would like to adopt a dog or puppy from Home FurEver, here is what you need to do! NOTE We are a small group of unpaid volunteers that do this in our spare time.
Meet the dogs and puppies at one of our local adoption events! Check our website for our calendar. We do like to meet the whole family. You can also bring your dog to make sure everyone gets along on neutral territory.
Complete an application. We would like to get to know you better. Our dogs are fostered in our homes and we get very attached. We like to know that our dogs are going to the best home possible! Bring your veterinarian’s name and phone number too. We don't have online applications, so come on up to our adoption event to complete one in person.
Interview with our adoption coordinator. While reviewing your application, we may have questions for you to help explain your application. Our adoption coordination has over 30 years of successful experience in placing dogs. We love our dogs and want to be sure you’ll love and care for them as much as we do. Not all applications are approved at an adoption event. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks, your application was not approved for the dog you applied for. If your application was approved, we move on to the vet check and home check.
Commitment to obedience training. One requirement that sets us apart from other groups is our commitment to obedience training. We are noticing that this is catching on in the rescue community. Dogs and puppies will need to go through a training program of your choice. This helps create a wonderful bond between dog and the owner. Dogs are less likely to be returned due to behavior issues. We have several training facilities that we can recommend to you. Training classes are fun, help socialize your dog with new people and new dogs and create and cement a bond that will last a lifetime.
Veterinarian check. We will need your current veterinarian’s name phone number in order to verify that your current or even previous animals have been properly cared for. If your vet check was approved, we move on to the home visit.
Home check. All approved applications will require a home visit. Please note that just because the application was approved, does not mean the home check will be approved. Our home checks usually take about a week to coordinate. One of our approved volunteers will come to your home to help assess the safety and security of your home. We do not mean for this to be an invasion of your privacy. Over the years, we have learned how to think like dogs. We can point out weaknesses in your fencing, your doors, point out poisonous plants and other hazards you may not have thought of. We also help teach the little ones how to properly care for a dog or puppy and encourage a positive experience for everyone. On some occasions, we are able to bring the dog or puppy you are interested in with us. This helps make sure that the dog or puppy you have chosen is the right dog for you. We are not always able to coordinate bringing the dog, though. All of our volunteers and fosters have jobs, kids, family, soccer practice, etc. so we really cannot drive more than about an hour for a home check.
Foster to adoption. We encourage all potential adopters to foster the dog they are interested in before making the lifelong commitment. We cannot offer this program to young puppies. Young puppies are more susceptible to disease so we only offer this program to dogs that are fully vaccinated and sterilized. We like to offer you a week or two to foster before adopting at the following adoption event.
Adoption. If you have been approved for adoption, we will contact you to let you know. We will set up an appointment at one of our local adoption events for the contract signing. We have tried to narrow down our paperwork for adoption. We are still in the process of making the process a little easier for all involved. We have the adoption contracts and veterinary history for you. We take a family photo and you can pick out a crate blanket for your newest family member!
For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Are
Visit our web page at http://homefurever.com to learn more about our work.
Home FurEver is a non-profit, no-kill, foster based canine rescue that takes in all dog breeds. The group was officially started in 2003 and has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed almost 4,500 dogs and puppies. We do not discriminate against any dog or any breed; we give everyone a chance to live a normal healthy life.
Our dogs primarily come from the rough streets of Detroit. We find some as strays running the streets or in abandoned houses or automobiles. There are occasions when a dog rescued is in very poor health. Other groups may humanly euthanize the dog, but our dedicated vets do everything they can to save our dogs so they can start their lives over with a loving family. We also take in dogs periodically from kill shelters, other rescues and owner surrenders.
All of our financial support for food and veterinary care is from generous donations and fundraising. At any given time, Home FurEver could have anywhere from 90-130 dogs that are in foster care. That makes us one of the largest foster based rescues in the metro area. That also means that we are always looking for more donations, more volunteers and more foster parents.
Our mission is simple; give every dog a chance to find its FurEver home.