Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Through dedication, a deep love and respect for those unwanted by others, From The Heart is able to give chances to dogs like Bear-A-Cutie which other rescues, operating on volume, are not. Dogs are given the individual attention in a loving foster home while recovering from their previous lives. While we may not place 2,000 animals a year, each one of the animals placed through From The Heart is ensured of a loving, carefully screened home, where they will get the second chance they deserve at a happy and healthy life.
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out our on-line application available on our website at www.fthar.org. You can fill it out right from your computer screen and it will automatically be e-mailed to our Adoption Coordinator.
After we receive your application, we will process it. We do check references and will talk to your vet, so this may take some time. We are very concerned about placing our dogs in good, loving homes. Our goal is 100% successful placements, with no returns, so we try very hard to get to know the adoptive families, both through our application form and through personal visits.
We also will make a home visit to inspect the home and yard to ensure the safety of the pet, and to meet your family. The purpose of all this is to match the right dog with the right family, and ensure a good, permanent placement. If there are any issues with the house or yard that we feel need to be addressed prior to placement, we will let you know what they are, give you some time to resolve them, and then do a re-inspection.
We want this to work out well for both you and the dog and, because of that, we may seem to take all this a bit too seriously. Sometimes we will not approve a particular placement. This usually has to do with the animal and its specific needs; it is not a reflection on you or your family. Some dogs and families are just not good fits and, if we feel this is this case, we will tell you. The bottom line is we want to find good homes for all our dogs and cats, and to see tht they never end up looking for a home again. We have a lot of time, money and love invested in every one of our animals and we take their happiness seriously.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.