REQUIRED READING for CONSIDERING AN ADOPTION
Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal from K-9 Angels Rescue! Please understand that not all families and dogs are compatible. Every effort is made to match a dogís exhibited traits with characteristics you desire in a dog.
With this understanding, adoptions are not done on a first-come, first-served basis.
In the event we have multiple applications for the same dog and all applications are equal,
we will most likely adopt the dog to the applicant having current or previous dog ownership.
AS A RESCUE, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY ANY APPLICATION
All applicants must be:
- At least 23 years of age and possess valid identification showing current residential address;
- Willing and able to invest the time and money required to provide proper care for a dog
(estimated minimum annual cost > $1,200 per dog);
- Prepared to pay a $200-$275 Adoption Fee ($275 for puppies)
(this includes the dogís spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations, heart worm and
flea prevention, and any other medicines or medical procedures needed);
- Willing to allow us to do a home visit prior to adoption; and
- Prepared to give us your current/past veterinarianís contact information if you currently own a
dog or have owned a dog in the past.
We truly appreciate your desire to adopt a rescue dog or cat. Thank you!
Applications must be made online.
No other form of application is accepted.
The Application Process consists of:
Understanding your responsibilities as the guardian of an adopted companion animal and your lifetime commitment to that animal.
There are tons of things that one needs to consider before committing to adopting a pet.
The key is to acknowledge that by adopting a pet, youíre taking on another life, and that life is your responsibility. Youíre in control of where they go, what they do, what they eat, when they eat, etc. Youíre also in control of their quality of life. If you believe youíre unable to give another being a good quality of life, then you should not be taking on that responsibility.
Too many pets are bought and given to people who are not prepared for the responsibility of ownership.
Be a loving, caring guardian, and get a pet when youíre ready for it.
Determining the type of dog that best fits your lifestyle so that you are able, and prepared, to afford the time and expense to provide the environment in which it can thrive to its potential.
One of the most important aspects of adopting a pet is identifying how youíre going to mesh with the animal.
If your lifestyle keeps you away from home for the majority of the day then thatís a limiting factor with regard to what kind of pet you should get. If you get a dog, that dog will need to be let outside about midway through the day, fed morning and night, and maybe a half-mile walk in the afternoon. This would be around the minimum for maintenance with regard to a dog. They also have needs with regard to general attention, play, and socialization. All of these take significant amounts of time. If you donít have the time, or canít give up the time, then a dog is not right for you. If you decide to explore other lower maintenance pet options, there are many to choose from.
Some of these might be an exotic pet, or a more common pet, like a house cat.
Suggested Readings: https://www.selectadogbreed.com/ http://dogtime.com/quiz/dog-breed-selector
Reviewing our dogs and cats currently available for adoption helps you determine the degree to which your lifestyle will meet/exceed the needs of the animal.
You can HELP EXPEDITE the application process!
As a result of HIPPA laws it has become increasingly difficult to obtain the information we need from vet offices and online pharmacies.
We are now asking ALL APPLICANTS to reach out to your vet once you submit an application and for you to send us your last 2 years of vet records INCLUDING heart worm prevention purchase history. This applies to both living and deceased pets.
If you purchase your heart worm prevention from an online source, please obtain that purchase history as well. If your pet(s) is/are under 2 years of age, submit records to date.
E-mail this information to VetRecords@K-9AngelsRescue.org being sure that your name and the dogís name(s) that you are interested in are in the subject line of your e-mail so that we can match it to your application.
ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR RECORDS we will begin processing your application.
Thank you for assisting us in this process and for acknowledging the overpopulation of dogs in the Houston area.
We will contact you via e-mail if approved, and/or with additional questions only when necessary.
If YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN APPROVAL within 10 calendar days your application was not approved.
Review Our Adoptable Dogs and Cats (and applications) HERE.
We will continue to schedule appointments for pre-approved adopters for puppies.