How To Adopt a Rescued Dog
Adopting from our rescue requires that you complete ALL of the steps in our adoption process outlined below.
After you are approved to adopt a dog it will be your responsibility to arrange for transport of adopted dog.View Adoptable Dogs
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Review of your application
Someone from the A Tail To Tell Applications Committee will review your application to determine if it should be escalated to the next step. Since our goal is to find a safe and happy forever home for every dog, we appreciate your understanding should you be eliminated as an adoption candidate.
Veterinary Reference Check
A volunteer at A Tail To Tell will verify your veterinarian as listed on your application to ensure that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered (we will not place one of our dogs in a home where there is another intact animal). If you do not have a pet, we will verify that the vet you have selected exists.
Phone or Email Interview
A volunteer will contact you directly to conduct a phone interview consisting of questions about you, your family, your home and other scenarios to determine a suitable match, if any, for your home. This typically occurs within a two to three week period of time but can happen sooner or later.
The final step of the approval process is a home visit. A home visit is when a volunteer comes to your home to determine if it is safe and acceptable for a small dog. Home visits will be set up by A Tail To Tell. A Tail To Tell will attempt to find a volunteer to conduct the home visit. This could take days or weeks. Please be patient with us. We are all volunteers.