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.
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We are all volunteers who do the best that we can with the limited funds and resources available to us. We give the potential adopter as much information as we can, including copies of all vet records but we normally do not know the history of the dogs, as they are strays at the pound. Very rarely do we have owner releases. All dogs in our program were minutes away from being put to sleep so the pound could make space for more strays.
The dogs listed on this site are located at various foster homes throughout Ohio however. We do not have a shelter therefore anyone wishing to visit one of our dogs must first complete an application and be an approved adopter for that dog.
Please make a note that the majority of the dogs are being kept in Elyria Ohio. We do not transport our dogs, you would need to come to Elyria to meet and possibly adopt.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
The adoption fee for all dogs listed depends on the breed, age, vet care, cost to pull from the kill shelter, worming medicine, flea medicine, etc. The adoption fee BARELY covers all of the previous mentioned expenses. Please do not ask for us to lower the fee.
All adopters must fill out an application. Please see listed below an application. You may copy this application, paste into an email, fill it out completely, and send it here to be processed.
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog.
Please make sure you completely fill out the application before submitting it to us. Missing information will delay the process and false information will result in your application automatically being denied.
The application and adoption processes are designed to match appropriate homes with appropriate dogs. While many dogs may be attractive to the eye, we are very careful to understand the lifestyle of each adopter since we clearly understand the individual needs of dogs in our care.
We do not ship dogs; we require that the applicant come to meet the dog and us before an adoption will be finalized. We adopt out to renters, to those living out of state but at this time we are unable to adopt out to someone who rents AND lives out of state. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Our goal is to place dogs in happy, forever homes where the adopting party and dogs are both winners.
*Name of dog interested in:
*Will the dog reside in your home? Yes___ No____
*If No please explain:
*When are you looking to bring in a new family member? (Ex. ASAP, 1 week, 1 month)
*Do you have a trip planned; are you moving; having construction done on your house; etc. that will cause a delay in bringing home a new family member?
*If yes, Please explain.
*Best time and number to call:
*How did you hear about us?
*Name, gender, occupation and age range of adults in household (18 years or older):
*Age and gender of children in the household (anyone 17 years or younger):
*Do you plan on having children in the next 5 years? Yes___ No____
*What will happen to the dog if you have children or children move into your home?
*Are any members of your household allergic to animals? Yes_____ No___
*If you answered Yes to the above question, please list the type of animal allergic to.
*Are there other visitors to your home, human or animal, with which a new dog will have to interact? Yes___ No____
*If Yes describe who/what:
*Do you live in a House, Apartment, Trailer, Other (please describe)?
*Describe your property (busy street, acreage, etc.):
*Do you own or rent, or are currently in the process of buying your home?
*Do you live in a neighborhood that is part of an association? Yes___ No____
*If yes please provide contact information of the association:
For Renters only:
*Name of landlord:
*Landlord’s phone number:
*Please tell us what type of pets, how many pets and if your landlord has breed restrictions:
*How long have you lived at this address?
*Do you plan on moving in the next few years? Yes___ No____
*What will happen to your pet if you move?
*Do you have a completely fenced yard suitable for a dog? Yes___ No____
*If Yes, describe type:
*Do you have a kennel run or tie out for a dog? Yes___ No____
*If Yes, describe type:
*If no fence, how will you handle exercise and toilet needs?
*Do plan on crating your new dog? Yes___ No____
*How many hours a day must the dog be alone?
*Where will the dog be if left alone?
*Are you planning to enroll the dog in obedience/training class? Yes___ No____
*Who will be the primary care giver for the dog (name of person)?
*Describe a typical day in the dog's life with you and in your home:
*What activities do you plan with this dog?
*Do you intend to keep this dog primarily inside or outside?
*Where will the dog sleep?
*Why have you decided to adopt a dog?
*Why did you choose this dog?
*Please tell us what the 5 most important traits in a dog those are important to you:
*Have you had a rescue dog before? Yes___ No____
*If yes, describe your experience:
*If yes, from what organization (optional):
*Please list the dogs and other animals currently in your home, including outside pets. We need name, age, gender, breed, how long you have owned. This question must be answered in full.
*Are the animals currently in your home neutered or spayed? Yes___ No____
*If No, explain why:
*Are the animals in your home current on vaccinations, heartworm prevention, flea prevention and rabies? Yes___ No____
*If No, explain why:
*How many animals have you owned in the past five years that you no longer own?
*Why do you no longer have them?
*Have you ever adopted a dog you were unable to keep? Yes___ No____
* If yes, please tell us what happened in detail:
*What would cause you to return a pet you adopted from us?
*Do you realize that a dog can cost in the upwards of $600 a year between regular vet visits and food. This amount does not include emergency trips to the vet office for those un expected situations. Are you able and willing to take on that financial responsibility? Yes___ No____
*Do you realize that owning a dog is a 15 - 20 year commitment? Yes___ No____
*Do you have a regular veterinarian? - please be sure to let your vet know we will be calling.
*Is there another name that the dog’s records may be listed under?
*Is there a second veterinarian that you use who may also have the dog’s records?
*Please keep in mind that you are applying for a lifetime companion. Are you willing to make the investment in both time and money to care for and properly manage your new pet (this includes house training, obedience training, food, toys, methods of restraint, yearly license, yearly shots and visits to the vet, possible obedience classes, etc.) Yes___ No___
*Are you willing to keep your animal on flea/tick/heartworm preventative? Yes___ No____
*Dogs require yearly boosters, heartworm testing and monthly prevention for flea/tick and heartworm. They may jump on, knock over, and nip at small children if not handled or trained properly. You may need to take your puppy or dog to obedience classes if you are having trouble training on your own. Are you willing to deal with all of these issues and the expenses? Yes___ No___
*Would you be willing to consider a different dog if we feel this one is not a fit for you and your family? Yes___ No____
Please provide references not living in your home and at least one non relative:
I agree that all of the information I have given in this adoption form is true and complete. Please initial _________
I agree that this dog will reside in my home. Please initial _________
After adoption I agree to provide Multiple Breed Rescue with address, e-mail and phone number changes. I will provide the dog with adequate food, water, shelter, training, affection and medical care and the dog will not be tied out or left outside unattended for any reason. Please initial _________
I understand that the rescue is not responsible for the accuracy of information received about the temperament, habits or physical condition of the dogs available for adoption. However, all information know about the pet is given to you prior to adoption. Please initial _________
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.