Found an animal on our site and want to meet them or find out more about them? Fill out the adoption questionnaire located below and submit to us. Once we have reviewed/approved your application, we will provide you with the foster contact information so that you can find out more and arrange a “meet and greet”. All of our animals are located in foster homes throughout the Triangle area.
When going to a “meet and greet”, please make sure you take any family members and other pets (if at all possible) to observe their interactions. This can make introduction into the new home easier for the animals and for you.
The animal’s foster parent will ultimately make a recommendation to the organization regarding the permanent placement of the animal. Once an adoption decision has been made by both parties, we ask for an adoption fee to help us cover spay/neutering, shots, medical treatment, food and supplies – this amount only partially cover the cost of expenses and allows us to help as many animals as possible!
What if the adoption doesn’t work out? We have a lifetime return policy on our animals as we don’t want to see them turned back into a shelter. The application process helps prevent such an issue, so it’s very important that you are honest when answering the questions. Not all animals are compatible in all situations, so it is imperative that you are forthright in the application process to find the right match. However, be sure you are ready to make a full commitment to adopting an animal , whether a baby or an adult. A pet is not a novelty or a toy, in fact they are a lot like people and react to changes and environments in the same way, so it can take a few days for an animal to really adjust to his/her new environment. A lot really depends on the animal’s past, so the prospect of adopting should be well-thought-out and the commitment should be taken seriously.
• Cost of Owning a Dog by Foster & Smith, Inc.
• Pet Care Costs by ASPCA