AFTER READING THIS INFORMATION & WISH TO ADOPT THEN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION & APPLICATION FEE.
The rescue has two types of adoption. Direct adoption when you adopt a pet & meet the transport company. You will pick up your adopted pet plus his/her adoption folder/vet paperwork.
Meet n greet adoptions are if a pet does not find an adoptive home first, has complete vaccine/vetting complete. We will then schedule the pup for foster care up north. Pending funds to cover the additional vetting paperwork required & transport fee the transport fee will then be added to the adoption fee. The transport company will reserve crates for pups going to their permanent homes first from all adoption agencies.
Pups must be 8 wks of age to obtain a health certificate & cross any state lines. The rescues policy is a min. of two puppy 5 way vaccines administered for their health & safety.
Please review all information below
ADOPTABLE PETS START IN FOSTER CARE IN KY/TN; IF NOT PROFILE INFORMATION WILL BE NOTED.
THIS ALLOWS PETS TIME TO RECEIVE VACCINES, QUARANTINE PERIOD, DE-WORMING, VET CHECK, HEALTH CERTIFICATE & ANY OTHER NEEDS THAT MAY BE REQUIRED.
THE RESCUE WILL LIST AVAILABLE PETS ON OUR HOME BASE LOCATION, AS WELL AS WHERE THEIR FUTURE FOSTER HOME WILL BE IF NOT ADOPT FIRST.
FOUND THE PERFECT PET & WISH TO ADOPT? PLEASE CLICK ON THAT PET'S PICTURE & REVIEW THAT ANIMALS INFORMATION PAGE.
COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION/APP FEE
THE RESCUE WILL PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION AND EMAIL YOU A RESPONSE
TRANSPORT DATES ARE POSTED ON OUR HOME PAGE. DEPENDING ON 2ND VACCINE DATES/VET APPOINTMENTS WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHICH TRIP YOUR PET CAN GO ON.
ADOPTERS WILL MEET TRANSPORT, PICK UP YOUR ADOPTED PET & ADOPTION FOLDER.
ANY OF OUR ADOPTABLE PETS CAN BE TRANSPORTED TO ANY OF THE TRANSPORT COMPANIES SCHEDULED STOPS EN-ROUTE NORTH. SCHEDULED STOPS ARE LISTED ON OUR APPLICATION.
MEET N GREET ADOPTIONS
IF YOU NEED TO DO A MEET N GREET ADOPTION/MEET PET IN PERSON
YOU MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION ONCE THAT ANIMALS PROFILE HAS NOTED THE CHANGES AND HAS ARRIVED IN FOSTER CARE *WE ALSO LIST PETS WHERE THEIR FUTURE FOSTERS WILL BE IF NOT ADOPTED FIRST*
PETS ARRIVAL IN FOSTER CARE UP NORTH OCCURS WHEN HE/SHE HAS RECEIVED COMPLETE VACCINE VETTING IE: ALL 3 PUPPY 5 WAY VACCINES/RABIES/ ALTER ETC
FOSTER DATE IS PENDING DUE TO ADDITIONAL VETTING EXPENSE AND TRANSPORT FEE. TRANSPORT HAS AVAILABLE ROOM, ADOPTED PET'S WILL GO FIRST FROM ALL ADOPTION AGENCIES.
IF A PET HAS A DIRECT ADOPTION & A FAMILY MEETS TRANSPORT WE WILL DO THIS OPTION FIRST SINCE IT MINIMIZES STRESS/CHANGES/CONFUSION VERSES GOING FROM SHELTERS, RESCUE TO TRANSPORT AND DIFFERENT FOSTER HOMES.
WHEN A PET IS IN FOSTER CARE UP NORTH AND THE TRANSPORT FEE HAS BEEN PAID IN ADVANCE. THE FEE IS THEN ADDED TO THE ADOPTION FEE.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ADOPTERS
Our animals all come from shelters or animals on their way to a shelter that euthanize/kill. The rescue does not pull animals from puppy mills, back yard breeders, craigslist etc. The rescue has limited information when it comes to these animals or the parents vetting/medical history if any at all.
All dogs/pups/cats/kittens start in foster care in KY and TN. The rescue requires all animals to be out of the shelter environment for a minimum of 2~3 weeks before being placed on transport to go to their new homes. This is for the health and safety of the animal and the adopter. As well as other animals on transport from different adoption agencies. All animals do see a vet prior to this trip and must have a health certificate to travel. All records/vetting will be in the adoption folder; which you will need to bring to your adopted pets first vet apt.
The animals in foster care are available for adoption (unless pending/adopted is listed next to that animal's name) and can join their adoptive home after second 5 way puppy vaccine is given. Adoptive homes can pick their adopted family member & adoption folder from the transport company at their scheduled stops/times. Transport fee's are paid directly to the company at the time of pick up.
Those animals that do not find an adoptive home first will go to foster care up north once all vetting is complete. Vaccines rabies & such. That date depends on if the transport company has room available~ adopted pets will go first, the receiving foster family and if funds are available to pay for the required vetting and transport fee in advance. If an animal arrives up north and you do the meet n greet adoption the transport fee is then added to the adoption price.
The rescue goes by an outline to get these animals on the track of proper vetting and care. There is a possibility that a health issues may arise after going through stress that were not obvious beforehand. This may occur here in rescue or once in the adopted homes. Some animals may require multiple worming with different products but can only be done with time in between or over doing this may cause risk to that animal~ why we have an outline designed to get animals on the right track. We suggest that each pet is wormed with panacur or drontal approx two weeks to three from the last worming on the paperwork in the adoption folder. (Tractor supply/pet stores/feed stores carry fenbendazole based de-worm which covers all four parasites)
If you are wanting to do an in person meet n greet adoption, please wait till the animal is in foster care up north to submit an application, the rescue will make notes/updates on that animal's profile when this occurs. Unless you are able to make the trip to KY/TN and pick the pup up in person. When puppies are listed for adoption they do get adopted quickly and people meet transport to take them home.
Adopters who meet transport and pick up their pup help elevate more stress & confusion on the pup/cat versus going from a shelter to rescue, to transport to a foster home up north to another home.
All potential adopters are required to submit an application for approval. We will not hand out these families home address/phone numbers, their safety is one of our number one thoughts, as well as their time. If you are scheduled for a meet n greet & home visit please be on time.
The rescue makes all attempts to temperament test animals and give honest information so we can have happy pets and happy adopters. If you have questions that are not answered on an animal's profile please email us your questions.
***The rescue will quarantine pests for a minimum of two + weeks AND administer a minimum of two 5 way vaccines, rabies 12 weeks or older, but please be aware that kennel cough, etc can take weeks to show. If kennel cough, etc shows prior to transport said pet will have to wait to be transported on another transport at another time. Adoption fee's will be refunded IF AND ONLY the adoptive pet can not receive a health certificate.***