Adoption Process Information & Requirements

We at the AH Rescue Sanctuary specialize in animals that require more of us to place because of challenging behaviors. The animals in our care have already suffered from trauma in one way or another. Because of this, we take a strict stance on potential adopters. Our dogs and cats must be and are our greatest concern. We will do whatever it takes to make sure those in our care find the healthiest and most stable, suitable environment for their individual needs.

To be considered a potential adopter, you must first be vetted. You must have a working relationship with your vet and have any animals you currently have or history of being up to date on all vetting, even if it is only a yearly physical done. We will call your vet for verification. We also perform home visits to ensure your house and yard is appropriate. If any of these expectations are not met, you will not qualify to adopt any of our animals. If you qualify as a potential adopter, this does not mean you will be able to adopt the animal you have your heart set on. We understand you may be an amazing pet parent/owner; however, we know the personality and temperament of our animals.

If the animal you are seeking is not a good fit for your home, we will politely suggest others who may be a better match. No obligations, just us asking to be open about it.

Please understand, that in all cases, our animals are our first and only priority. We would rather take the time to find the right home than risk any of our animals to be further traumatized by a negative situation or another rehoming. We ask that you understand this and be willing to work with us while we seek to find happy forever homes for the dogs and cats in our care.

Terms & Conditions

Meet & Greet Terms & Conditions

I understand that I may be handling animals during the AH Rescue Sanctuary meet and greet and therefore exists a risk for personal injury. On behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, and executor, I release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless AH Rescue Sanctuary, its agents, servants, volunteers, and board from any and all claims, cause of action or demands of any nature or cause connected with the volunteer contract. This could include any costs, attorneys’ fees and court costs occurred by AH Rescue Sanctuary in connection with the meet and greet based on damages or injuries who I or anyone under my care/supervision may incur in any way during the meet and greet. Such damages are not limited to but may include animal bites, accidents, injuries, and personal property damage.

Confidentiality

I understand that there is an aspect of confidentiality involved with AH Rescue Sanctuary location, any information, clients, volunteers, and their situations.

Liability

I release AH Rescue Sanctuary, its volunteers, and fosters of any and all liability, when meeting any dog or cat from AH Rescue Sanctuary. I further agree to indemnify and to hold AH Rescue Sanctuary, its’ Directors, Officers, volunteers, fosters, and/or agents free and harmless from any loss, liability damage, cost, or expense which I may incur as a result of any injury to myself or my pet(s), and/or property damage I may sustain while participating in a meet and greet or when meeting a dog or cat from AH Rescue Sanctuary.

Applications may take 1-3 weeks to process before you are notified.

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Primary Adopter
Co-Adopter
Where you work and how long you have worked there.
Do you Rent or Own
If you rent, we must see a lease or agreement that pets are allowed and what breeds are allowed.
Name, Phone, Email
Reference #1
Reference #2
Selected Value: 1
Selected Value: 0
If yes, please explain.
All household pets must meet the following criteria ✓ Current on all Vaccinations ✓ On flea & heartworm preventative ✓ Heartworm tested within the last 12 months ✓ Spayed or Neutered (Some Exceptions)
Primary Veterinarian:
I agree to contact my landlord before I turn in my application to ensure pets are allowed.
I understand that AH Rescue Sanctuary will contact my vet & perform a home visit.
I understand that I am not guaranteed the animal I want to adopt.
We will check to make sure.
Does anyone in the household have allergies?
Yes/No and what kind and height. If not, dog must be on lead at all times outside, unless at a dog park where it is allowed.
Primary Adopter Fill in Name to Sign
By signing above, I certify that the information I have given is true and I recognize that any misrepresentation of the facts may result in my losing privilege of adopting a pet from AH Rescue Sanctuary. I authorize investigation of all statements on this application. Furthermore, I understand and accept that the adoption decision depends upon many factors including, but not limited to, the compatibility of the family and home to the individual dog or cat, and other applications received on the dog or cat. I understand and accept that it is AH Rescue Sanctuary prerogative to decide which home is most appropriate for the individual dog or cat, and therefore, I will not take issue with the decision. Unless otherwise indicated by AH Rescue Sanctuary, I may be considered for another dog or cat. I hereby sign this agreement under my own free will.
Co-Adopter Fill in Name to Sign
By signing above, I certify that the information I have given is true and I recognize that any misrepresentation of the facts may result in my losing privilege of adopting a pet from AH Rescue Sanctuary. I authorize investigation of all statements on this application. Furthermore, I understand and accept that the adoption decision depends upon many factors including, but not limited to, the compatibility of the family and home to the individual dog or cat, and other applications received on the dog or cat. I understand and accept that it is AH Rescue Sanctuary prerogative to decide which home is most appropriate for the individual dog or cat, and therefore, I will not take issue with the decision. Unless otherwise indicated by AH Rescue Sanctuary, I may be considered for another dog or cat. I hereby sign this agreement under my own free will.

We are a multi race culturally ethnic group.

Applications may take 1-3 weeks to process before you are notified.

Checklist

  • I have provided a copy of my Driver’s License or Photo ID: No Yes
  • The correct address listed on Driver’s License or Photo ID: No Yes
  • I have provided a copy of Driver’s License or Photo ID for all other adults residing in your home: No Yes
  • I have provided Proof of Current Address (Utility Bill, Cell Phone Bill, Piece of Mail Addressed to you): No Yes

Email Copies requested to AHRSadopt@yahoo.com with your name and name of animal you are interested in.

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