BARKS OF LOVE ADOPTION POLICY
Barks of Love seeks permanent, loving homes where our rescued dogs can live a long, happy and healthy life as part of a family. Adoptive families MUST agree to keep this dog as a pet and companion. The dog is to be primarily indoors in order to be a part of the family. Adoptive families must agree that dogs will be confined in a securely fenced yard or restrained on a leash at all times when outdoors. Adopters must be located in Orange County, CA.
It is a condition of adoption that should the adoption be unsuccessful for any reason, the pet is to be returned to Barks of Love Animal Rescue Services to find the right home.
Barks of Love Adoptions Will Have Completed the Following:
1. All Pets Will be Spayed or Neutered
§ EXCEPTION: Puppies who are too young (5 months or younger) – This will be the owner’s responsibility to take their new pet to a BOL affiliated vet to complete this procedure. BOL will be responsible for the costs of a spay/neuter ONLY – No other costs (implied or not) will be paid for by BOL. If microchip implantation is still needed, Barks of Love will cover this at time of spay/neuter.
** Vet appointments that BOL is paying for must be told to a board member at least one week prior. This is to ensure proper payment arrangements can be made **
2. All Pets Will Be Current On Vaccinations:
EXCEPTION: Puppies who are too young for rabies and final vaccinations will be the owner’s responsibility to take their new pet to their own vet as BOL only provides vaccinations that are appropriate for the age of the dog at time of adoption.
3. Received an Adoption Donation:
Puppies: $400 (up to 7 months of age)
Young Dogs: $300 (7 months up to 1 year of age)
Adult Dogs: $200 (1 yr of age and older)
Your adoption donation includes:
> Vet Evaluation
> Flea Treatment
> Dewormer/Fecal Exam
> Appropriate Vaccinations (based on age)
Although BOL does their best to maintain a healthy environment, there are NO expressed or implied guarantees relative to the health or temperament of the animal.
Conditions of Adoption All members of the household must be present and seen interacting with the animal they wish to adopt, especially children – This is known as a home check. This is important not only for safety, but to see how the pet interacts with all members of their potential new family.
If you rent your home, a BOL staff will contact your landlord directly, as well as your personal references and vet. If you do not currently have a vet because this is your first pet, please provide information on a vet you are planning on using and a BOL staff will confirm this vet after adoption.
If the family includes existing dog(s) and they plan to adopt a dog from BOL, they must bring their dog(s) for a supervised introduction. While this does not guarantee the dogs will get along perfectly, during these observation times the animals will show us if there is the potential for issues. Potential adoptive families must fill out an adoption application. This application will be reviewed by a minimum of two BOL staff members.
Adoptive Families Must
> Be at least 21 years of age
> Provide a valid Drivers License
> Be willing to allow an authorized representative of BOL to inspect the home prior.
> Be willing to allow an authorized representative of BOL to conduct an adoption follow-up.
> Be willing and able to provide the adopted pet with proper diet, housing, veterinary care, yearly vaccinations, heartworm preventative and flea treatment for the rest of its natural life.
> Agree to comply with all City, County, State and Federal laws governing animals.
> Read carefully the terms of our adoption agreement and be willing to agree to the terms of the contract.
> Agree that BOL has the right to remove the pet without notice if adopting family fails to comply with any of these terms.
Special Note from BOL:
Decisions on placing dogs in adoptive & foster homes are based solely on the judgment of Barks of Love. Adoption or foster applications may be denied for various reasons. BOL reserves the right to refuse to adopt or foster to anyone without disclosing the reasons, as well as, make all decisions regarding placement or final arrangement(s) of any rescued dog in its care; whether in or being placed in, a foster or adoptive home.
Barks of Love Animal Rescue Services reserves the right to refuse an application for any reason.
After submitting this application, please allow 24-72 hours for us to contact you.