We are thorough because we want an adoption that is the best match for you and the dog.
We think of ourselves as matchmakers between the dogs we have come to know (because they live with us!) like family and the people who can give them forever homes. We need to get to know you almost as well as we know the dogs. To that end, the following five steps are included in our adoption process:
Step 1: The Application
Anyone wishing to adopt from Rogers' Rescues must first complete our adoption application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. If you have not heard from us within two days, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a status update.
We recognize how excited you are at the prospect of adopting a dog, and we will make every effort to expedite the process. However, we do ask that you take into consideration that every member of the Rogers' Rescues organization is a volunteer and many of us work full time and have families. Most of our rescue work is done in the evenings or on the weekends.
The Rogers' adoption team processes every application received and will notify you if your application is approved or denied.
Step 2: The Phone Interview
A member of the Rogers' Rescues interview team will contact you either by email or phone to schedule a phone interview. This is not an interrogation! It is a personal conversation with one of our volunteers to find out more information about you and your lifestyle.
Step 3: The Home Visit
This step verifies the residential information declared on the application is accurate. It is also important in identifying potential problem areas that you could encounter with a new dog, including gaps in the fence where the dog might escape, children’s toys the dog might chew, etc. The home visit is NOT a white glove inspection of a home.
In addition, it also gives the adopter a chance to meet a Rogers' Rescues volunteer in person and allows the adopter to ask more detailed, specific questions about the rescue and our experiences handling our fosters.
Step 4: Meeting the Dog
This step can occur at various places in the adoption process.
If neither of the above fit your situation, be assured the foster home will contact you after the home visit is completed to set up a time to meet the dog. If you have other pets, an adoption cannot take place until the foster dog has been introduced to them in your home.
Step 5: Adoption
Your adoption contract will include a complete a copy of the dog's vetting records as well as information about feeding, likes and dislikes and more.
Please make sure to have an ID tag at the time of adoption. In the event your new family member is lost, people will know how to contact you. It has happened that dogs have escaped the same day as adoption, so providing this identification is essential in safely recovering your pet!