Canine Adoption Application 2017-04-13T18:46:32+00:00

Canine Adoption Application

We realize there are a lot of questions to answer, please understand they are all in the in best interest of you and the animal for which you are applying for. Please take the time to carefully read and COMPLETE all of the questions as best as possible as they are designed to assist with placing our animals in an environment that meets their personality and needs. Our wish is for the animals and the adoptive family alike to be happy, thus resulting in a permanent, happy, forever home. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

We are a rescue. Most of our animals arrive as strays from high kill shelters and thus breed and weight at maturity ARE ONLY GUESSES.  PLEASE READ EVERYTHING TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CANINE ADOPTION APPLICATION PROCESS 

If you are interested,  fill out a canine adoption application COMPLETELY and send that to us. Then, assuming complete, we will first process the canine adoption application, then contact you (via email or phone) to discuss the canine adoption application and set up an adoption appointment (if your approved)  to see the lovable adoptables. Please ensure your canine adoption application is COMPLETE, as incomplete applications will not be forwarded to an adoption counselor and won’t be considered for adoption. Being volunteer based, it may take up to 7 business days for a volunteer adoption counselor to contact you.   We are 100% volunteer based.  Because we are volunteer, our canine adoption application reviews, meet and greets, and home visits are done around our volunteer’s daily jobs, life commitments and activities.  We thank you for your patience.  Waiting that extra few days is nothing compared to the love that a dog will provide for years to come.  

In order to set up a visitation with one of the adoptables, a COMPLETE canine adoption application must be submitted.  All of our animals are in foster homes and we ask to have information on the potential adopters for the safety of our animals and their foster families.  

Our volunteers review canine adoption applications, perform home visits and do adoptions on their own time and expense. With that stated, we can only guarantee a volunteer within 60-90 driving miles of 60564.  We still welcome ALL canine adoption applications in the event a volunteer is in your area or passing through your area for the final step of the application, the home visit.  Please do not let the guaranteed miles deter you as there is always a possibility there is a volunteer in your area or passing through, but we thank you for your understanding in the event there isn’t.  Please still submit your canine adoption application.

Other potential adopters may be looking at the same dog you are, so please understand that time is of the essence, and it would be in your best interest to be sure the application is complete and get back to us as soon as possible with questions we may have regarding your application. Just because you submitted an application doesn’t mean we hold the dog. We are probably reviewing several applications. We do require all your resident pets be spayed and neutered to adopt from our organization, and we will verify that with your vet.

You may think this is a lot of effort to go through to adopt a dog. Yes, it is! These are dogs who have already lost the only home they knew, and it is our organization’s responsibility to find them their forever home where they can be loved, well cared for, and a part of your family for the rest of their life.

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Please remember to click submit when your canine adoption application is complete. You will get a message that says thank you someone will be in contact with you soon. If you do not get that message, your application did not go through and check your fields, something is probably missing. Thank you for your interest in our rescued animals. We do much a great deal of correspondence through email so be sure to check your email regularly after submitting and application. Please be patient, we will contact you within 7 days. Applicant/Co-Applicant must be 23 and over to be an applicant or co-applicant! If either the applicant or the co-applicant is under 23 the application will not be processed.

  • You MUST be 23 and over or your application will be voided.
  • Boyfriend/girlfriend can't apply together as an applicant or co-applicant. Only one can apply to adopt if you are not married or engaged.
  • You MUST be 23 and over or your application will be voided.
  • We do a good deal of our correspondence via email. Please check your email regularly after submitting an application. If you cannot leave an email address, it will take longer before you are contacted.
  • This is NOT Country as in USA. This is County. All Counties have limits to the number of animals you can have in your home.
  • I'm sorry, we do not pre-approve adoption applications. We only process those who are interested in meeting a pet we currently have up for adoption. If you do not designate a dog, your application can't be processed.
  • Roommate, boyfriend, girlfriend information should NOT be included here. They are not co-applicants.
  • Young puppies should only be crated for a maximum of 3 hours at a time.
  • Please contact your vet ahead of time to approve the release of information to Angels On Wheels. All pets in the home must be spayed and/or neutered or your application won't be approved. Rabies is required by law.
  • If you do not provide a phone number it will hold up your application for a longer period then the average 7 days. With multiple applications, your application will likely be bumped for one that is complete.
  • What is the relationship between you and the reference you provided?
  • If you do not provide a phone number it will hold up your application for a longer period then the average 7 days. With multiple applications, your application will likely be bumped for one that is complete.
  • What is the relationship between you and the reference you provided?
  • Usually the requirement is for first time pet owners and some of our more challenging dogs. This is for your benefit.
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