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Policies and Procedures for Adoption

Step 1:

READ THE ADOPTION REQUIRMENTS FIRST ! :

Adoption is a permanent home for the animal. Foster is a temporary home for the animal until a permanent home is found.

Link to adoption and foster requirements

Step 2:

Submit an Adoption application

Submit a Foster application

Disclaimer: Please understand that we are a small volunteer based organization and our goal is to find forever homes to the dogs we have taken in and care for. Because of our low volumes of dogs and potentially long adoption process the dog you may be interested in and have submitted an application for could be adopted by the time of your approval. Believe Ranch and Rescue is determined to find quality homes for each and every dog we take in. This means it's not about pushing high volumes of dogs, instead finding the RIGHT home for each and every individual. If you do not get the dog you had your eyes on or the dog end up not being a good match we will work with you to find the dog of your dreams that meets the needs of your household. (pending approval) If you feel the need to have a dog sooner than our process allows we highly encourage you to seek your forever fur companion at your local shelter. These are truly the individuals in greatest need. Once a dog enters BRR they are safe. Too many dogs each and every year are put to sleep and you and your family might be their last chance. Remember whether it's with us or another shelter…Adopt don't Shop.

Step 3:

A BRR volunteer will schedule a phone interview to discuss your application and determine if next steps are appropriate.

Step 4:

A BRR volunteer will perform a home visit to meet with you and your family and determine if your home is suitable for an adoptable dog. Refer to the adoption requirements to see a detailed list of home requirements.

Step 5:

Approval!

Congratulations! If you have made it through all of the previous steps you have been approved to adopt/Foster a dog from Believe Ranch and Rescue! This is an amazing achievement as we know our standards are a bit strict but remember everything we do, every rule we make, is for the overall health and happiness of the dogs we have promised to protect.

Disclaimer: Please understand that we are a small volunteer based organization and our goal is to find forever homes to the dogs we have taken in and care for. Because of our low volumes of dogs and potentially long adoption process the dog you may be interested in and have submitted an application for could be adopted by the time of your approval. Believe Ranch and Rescue is determined to find quality homes for each and every dog we take in. This means it's not about pushing high volumes of dogs, instead finding the RIGHT home for each and every individual. If you do not get the dog you had your eyes on or the dog end up not being a good match we will work with you to find the dog of your dreams that meets the needs of your household. (pending approval) If you feel the need to have a dog sooner than our process allows we highly encourage you to seek your forever fur companion at your local shelter. These are truly the individuals in greatest need. Once a dog enters BRR they are safe. Too many dogs each and every year are put to sleep and you and your family might be their last chance. Remember whether it's with us or another shelter…Adopt don't Shop.

 


Adoption/Foster Requirements
 

As an adopter/Foster:

There are a few important things we need to go over before you fill out and submit and adoption/Foster application. The first being we ask that you are over the age of 21 to adopt/foster a dog From BRR. This is not a personal decision but instead to help ensure more of a long term potential to any dog adopted from BBR. We understand that a person of any age has the potential to be a wonderful forever home and because of that we will consider any applicant under the age of 21 case by case.

Children- Any homes with children under the age of 5 will be considered on a case by case basis.  All too often dogs and kids don’t get along and a dogs only defense to ward off a potential threat (small child who doesn’t understand) is to bite.  All dogs have the potential to bite, even good dogs, and to help keep the household peaceful and danger free we as an organization have chosen to eliminate this potential immediately. On a secondary note raising both children AND puppies (or a new dog) can be a full time job and to help ensure the success of your new fur baby we want you to have the foundation set for success.

Once you have adopted a dog we ask that you take your canine companion to a training course to not only better understand and work with your dog but to help build trust and respect as well. Once you have been approved to foster/Adopt a dog from BRR we recommend you to schedule a time to start an approved training class with your adopted dog. You must provide proof of purchase of the training class before a dog will be released into your care.

The Home:

Any home interested in Adopting or Fostering needs to meet these minimum standards.

Fenced in Yard. Each fence and yard will be subject to review and approved on a case by case Situation. If you do not have a fenced in yard you must prove and provide exercise opportunities for your adopted dog.

Home must be large enough to meet comfortable living standers for individual dog. Ex: High energy or large breed dogs cannot live in small apartments with multiple dogs or too many people. Each dog must have his own personal space to be able to escape to when stressed and with that also be able to leave a stressful environment entirely (ex a room with his/her kennel in it away from the main traffic of the home. Dogs need to feel safe in their environment and will act out when stressed.)

  
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