Adopting a new furkid


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  Our adoption policy is fairly simple & straightforward, you will get any & all of the vet records I have for your new furkid, I will be there to support you for the life of the animal & I will always take them back. Although our adoption application may seem very long it is to ensure that we find the purrfect fit for you & for them so there's less chance of one returning & you can both live a long, happy healthy life together. I will also be doing courtesy postings as well but the animal must be fixed, chipped & UTD on all shots, as well as personally temperment tested by myself or a trainer. Please note all adoptions contracts will be enforced to the fullest extent of all applicable laws & I keep track of all my adoptees to make sure they are having the kind of life they deserve.Please do not be intimidated by our adoption application, it is long & irritating but it is for a reason. It is not to "Judge" you with, & if you read any of the info on this site you will notice that I have made my fair share of mistakes when I was a new pet owner so please just relax, answer honestly & we will do our best to get the right dog or cat for you. It is because of the mistakes that I made that I got into rescue, as well as seeing all the scams & heartache going on around us daily

Everybody loves a puppy... but are you ready for all the work & money that goes into them? Around Christmas & Summer break people seem to be smitten with puppy kisses & cuteness & rush to get one as a gift or for themselves: By the end of January or in the fall, we in rescue & at the local shelters are scrambling to pick up the "mess" of hundreds of unwanted Christmas/Summer pets. Having a pet can be very expensive, the smaller the dog the more it seems to cost, even if your pet never gets sick a day in their life, there are vaccines, spay, neuter, microchips, crates, bedding, toys, food, treats, & regular vet visits. I get lots of questions as to why our fees re so high for certain animals & why I offer discounts to veteran's disabled & elderly people. In order to get one dog ready for adoption it may cost me between 175.00 to 800.00 sometimes even more. The dog 9 times out of 10 has to be fixed, microchipped, given flea treatments, dewormed, sometimes they need dental, grooming, medication for various ailments to get them back up to par, as many dogs have been neglected, then we also have to pay our vet, along with that they most times need to be vaccinated. So if I'm only putting 175 to 250 into them I'm getting off pretty good. Which leads me to the next question I get all the time: Why is your adoption application so long & what does my criminal background have to do with anything. It is what it is to give me a feel for your lifestyle, your surroundings, & your history. You might want a Great Dane but if you live on the 3rd story of an apt in downtown that may not be a good idea, you may want a standard poodle for your children, but the one I have may be terrified of children. Every dog has it's own unique personality, likes & dislikes just like anyone else. Just because you think something is "cute" doesn't mean it's a good fit for you. (Ask many a divorcee!) As to your criminal background, that shouldn't even be a question, if you have violent offenses, then you are statistically 90% more likely to abuse an animal, if you have a pattern of domestic violence either as the abuser or the victim you can not control your impulses, or you can not protect yourself & most of all dogs that are murdered are murdered in domestic violence situations. So after all this lets factor in economics: I don't get funding or grants, only the very rare donation from time to time, so the money you spend goes to helping 1 to 3 other animals in my care, so in essence your dog becomes a doggie Hero to up to 3 others. When I do get a puppy or a high demand dog I do charge a higher fee & rest assured it all goes back into the dogs. A lot of times people are hesitant to pay fees ranging from 125 to 375 & I will ask them to pay it directly to my vet & they do so willingly. I realize in this day & age there are so many scams & people don't seem to be trust-worthy, but you can ask me any question & I will answer it to the best of my ability to help put your mind at ease. On to Senior's Veteran's & Disabled rates... Have you seen the size of a social security check or a VA pension fund? People who've worked hard their whole lives, or served this country & they can't even afford a simple day trip, it is a proven fact that animals can add quality years to someone in those circumstances, reduce medical costs & reduce blood pressure, especially in the case where a person has just lost a spouse, sometimes it literally can mean the difference between life & death. After my Great Grandfather died I watched my great grandmother almost die til we gave her a little Jack Russel Terrier, they both went on to live another 12 glorious years & died with 2 days of each other just recently...

Here is a copy of our adoption application you can copy & paste it & send it to me, or you can email me at for a copy in word format
Dog Adoption Contract/Application FINALLY HOME RESCUE
Maiden or alias Name:
Spouse’s name:
Spouse’s age:
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
Message Phone:
Email Address:
Where Employed:
How Long Employed:
How long have you lived in this state:
What other states have you lived in:
What if any criminal convictions do you have:
Violent crimes:
Crimes involving animals:
(Including neglect or endangerment) Please keep in mind that even if charges were not filed there is still reports that can be accessed & are a matter of public record.
List at least 5 personal references of people you have know for over 5 years with current phone numbers & addresses, years known & relationship to you along with a personal reference from each:
Do you own or rent your home:
Is your yard fenced:
Do you have other pets:
What kind:
How many:
List all other dogs you've owned in the past:
How long did you own them?
Why are they no longer with you?
Do you have any children:
How many:
How old:
Where will the puppy spend the day:
Where will the puppy spend the night:
Do you have a kennel or dog run:
Who will watch him/her when you go on vacation:
Who will watch him/her when you are away for an extended period of time:
Do you have a family vet:
Phone number:
Can you demonstrate the financial ability to be able to care for the needs of the puppy:
Who will be responsible for the puppy's exersize, care & feeding:
Do you understand that the puppy will be spayed or neutered before being placed with you:
What in your opinion would be a plausible reason to give up or surrender an animal:
Can you provide basic obedience lessons for your pup & with whom:
Do you agree to having a chip placed in the animal with myself as an alternative contact:
***Do you agree to place the pup back with me in the circumstance that you can no longer keep or care for him or her:
What days, hours or times would you be available for a home visit:
Include any information you think would be useful in helping us choose the right baby for you:
Terms for adoption:
Must own your own home or have written permission from your landlord to have the animal
Someone must be at home with them at all times or safe care must be provided
You must not have a violent --criminal background
You must be able to provide medical attention for your puppy
You must keep the dog as an in-door pet
We cannot reimburse you for a returned pet
You must provide all insurance needed for liability purposes
Everything must be correct, true, & accurate on the application
The dog must be returned to FINALLY HOME if you can no longer keep them, not given away, sold or left at any animal control shelter or any other rescue groups. You must also notify us immediately if the pet is lost or stolen or picked up by animal control.
Do you understand & agree with the terms of adoption for this pup & realize that any violations could result in the loss of your animal:
Please note: Your application/contract will not be considered without the following:
Please attach a copy of your mortgage or deed: (Remove or white out all personal info)
For renters: You must have a written copy of permission to have this animal stating that the landlord knows the size & breed of the animal
Please attach your personal references
Pictures of your house & yard
A business card & hopefully a personal reference from your vet
This is a contract signed by _______________________ & Brandia Taamu on __, ___, 20__, in ____________ in the State of Washington Witness_________________ Witness_________________ Signature______________________ Print Name____________________ Signature______________________ Print Name____________________ 

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