|Step 1: Fill out an adoption Application (Click here for Adoption Application)
Be sure to answer all questions and click submit at the bottom of the page.
Step 2: 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.
Step 3: Veterinary Reference Check
An A Tail To Tell volunteer 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.
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: Home Visit
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.
Step 6: Adopt
Once you have completed and passed the home visit, you are ready to adopt one of our dogs.
Adopting from our rescue requires that you complete ALL of the steps in our adoption process outlined below.
You will find pictures and stories of our adoptable dogs on our Adoptable Dogs page ,
or on Petfinder. If the link does not work, copy and paste this url into your web browser -
|We are an official 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization!
All donations are tax deductible.