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Howlin4Spirit CARes - NJ

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

P.O. Box 81
Brookside, NJ 07926
(828) 429-8398
Email:
Website:
http://www.petfinder.org/shelters/NC469.html

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Western NC(by appt only)
Washington, DC (FRI/4:30am delivery)
DEL(FRI/6:30am)
So NJ/So Philly (FRI/7:15am)
New Brunswick, NJ(FRI/10:15am)
Brewster, NY (FRI/2:30pm)
Newburgh, NY (FRI/3:45pm)

About Our Rescue Group:

Howlin4Spirit Companion Animal Rescue is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. It is with tribute to our region that we proudly say that we have rescued over 7,300 lives since the inception in Jan/2004.
We are a network of foster homes in NC, PA, NJ and NY.
We rescue all our pups(young and old) from high-kill Animal Control facilities in SC, NC and from unwanted, neglect & abusive situations in rural areas of our region.
All our rescued dogs are completely vetted at: Rutherford Vet Hospital, Rutherforton, NC (tele#828-286-9335/Michelle Toms-Greene, DVM).
(If you would like to make a donation, you may call our vet's office and ask them to put your donation towards Howlin4Spirit's acct, or for a tax-deductible donation, please go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/Howlin4Spirit.html
EVERY cent goes to the medical & daily needs of our rescued furkids.
When the dogs are completely vetted(ALL dogs are speutered, vax'd, dewormed, microchipped, & heartworm neg...if they test positive, they are treated. H4S CARes absorbs the expense) and can esily pass the strict requirements for a health certificate to travel out of state, we place them up on this site and other pet adoption venues. All adoption applications are processed through our home office in Rutherfordton, NC but most foster parents are personally involved & must approve each adopter as they know their foster dog best.
Why? FOR THE ADOPTABLE HOMELESS DOGS who have the ability to go forth and share unconditional love and companionship, & who would otherwise needlessly be put to death for no fault of their own.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Rutherford Vet Hospital 305 Chimney Rock Rd Rutherfordton, NC 28139 #828-286-9335 or by check to: H4S CARes P.O. Box 711 Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Come Meet our Pets:

Most of our dogs are housed in foster care, as mentioned above. We network their pictures and bios, as well as all information each foster home collects on each of their temporary furkids. We screen each and every applicant, having many telephone conversations to ensure that the dog is not placed in the wrong home(we want to ensure the dog's confidence in people & prevent from bouncing them from home/family to another), for that individual dog's and the adopter's needs.
We also set up with our fully-vetted pups(young and old) each 3rd Saturday and Sunday, from April thru October.
All adoptions approved from November>March will be transported yo adopter via a bonded commercial transport service.
Basically, we adopt directly to adopters, who find our rescued fosterkids via the internet, plus we transport healthy puppies taken from neglect situations in the South to 'no-kill' shelters and rescues in PA, NJ & NY who are in a better position to find homes for so many we do not have space nor time to screen homes/families for, since there is such an abundance of homeless companion animals in our region. Thankfully, the northern regions along the eastern seaboard are able to get stricter regulations enacted into law so that the pet overpopulation problem does not exist in these states.
ALL dogs' futures are secure, as we have placed a clause in our contract that, if the dog does not work out, the dog comes back into H4S's care.
We arrange all transport to and from all adoptive homes.
All dogs are driven to their foster home by our founder/fosterer/gofor from NC, after they are healthy and can readily pass their health certification.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fees vary from $175 to $350(includes speuter, microchip, all vax to date, dewormings, health certificate, Martindale collar and transport any 3rd Friday of each month to DC/MD/DE/NJ/NY).
NO dog EVER leaves our care without being altered and receiving the above-mentioned vet care.
IF a dog tests positive for heartworms, they are treated and complete a 5 week quarantine before they can leave our care. H4S CARes absorbs all HW treatment costs and does not pass this expense onto the adopter.
Also, we ALWAYS spay the mama dogs, if an owner releases any puppies/litters to H4S CARes.
This is never negotiable!
We do everything we can to help stop the pet overpopulation problem.
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Thank you, for considering adopting a rescued companion animal.
This pup is in foster care in Rutherfordton, NC where it is completing it's 3 week quarantine, receiving puppy boosters and dewormings, and will be speutered & micro-chipped before it will be allowed to go to it's
pre-approved furever family.
All interested adopters must be 25 yrs old age and are required to copy & paste the application below in to a new email, complete and email to: h4s_cares@yahoo.com, to be considered as a potential adopter.
Any delay in completing the app below may jeopardize your chances of adopting this particular pet.
AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE DISCARDED!!!!
Any delay in our receipt from your 3 personal reference's responses may jeopardize your chances of being approved to adopt the pup/dog of your choice. Please, be sure to ask your references to reply at their most earliest convenience, to help process the application in a timely manner.
Also, please, be sure to call your vet's office and give them permission to release your information to our H4S representative.
Upon receipt of your application, we will acknowledge your app and then send out requests to your 3 personal refereneces and contact your vet(pls, contact your vet to give permission to release your past info to H4S).
We will be back in contact as soon as all info is received & re-reviewed.
Upon approval, to hold the dog of your choice, H4S requires a $78 'good faith' deposit (via PayPal.com > our acct at: h4s_cares@yahoo.com).
The balance is due at the time of delivery, on the 4th Saturday of every month, to pre-approved adoptive families.
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**Howlin4Spirit Companion Animal Rescue**
**Adoption Application**
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We realize, in a logical perspective, that we are not going to be able to broadly change the World.
But, we know we can be an advocate of change.
We know that we can not rescue every animal in need, but little by little, we can help one animal at a time.
We know we CAN make a difference!
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Date: Pet interested in:
1 Name of applicant:
Name of applicant's spouse/partner:
2 Address:
3 How long at this address:
4 Telephone #s:(h) (w) (c)
5 Email address:
6 With whom are you employed:
Spouse/partner's employer:
7 Occupation:
Spouse/partner's occupation:
8(a) Number of children living in this household: Their names & ages:
(b) Number of adults living in this household:
Their names, ages & occupations:
(c)Is anyone living in this household either pregnant or trying to become pregnant:
9 What type of environment do you live in: Rural___Suburb___City___
10 Housing: Apt___House___Duplex___Mobile Home___Other___
11 Do you rent or own?
(a)If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to own a companion animal
under 25lbs? over 25lbs?
(b) Name and telephone# of landlord:
12(a) What other dogs/cats have you previously owned and what happened to them
(state pet's name, age, if speutered, reason for giving up/cause of death):
(b) What other dogs/cats currently live in your home:(please list: names, breed, sex, age,
any health issues they may have & if speutered):
13 Are there any other types of animals currently living in your home(if so, describe):

14 What do you know about the breed in question(it is required that you research this breed's traits/habits)?:
15 Are there any specific habits/problems you are not willing to work with? If so, please specify:
16 Sexual preference: M___F___No preference____
17 (a) Do you have a fenced-in yard & is it connected to the house(entire yard only, front yard only, backyard
& attached to back door, etc):
(b) what is the height & dimentions of the fenced-in area(please, be specific, as this info is REQUIRED & PERTINENT
to the approval of your application):
(c) Please, describe your fencing materials(chainlink, wooden stockade, vinyl rail...2, 3 or more rails...is it reinforced
with wire/what kind of wire..chicken/field/hog....or upright slats...etc):
(d) What type of gates(describe as you did in above question):
(e) Can they be opened by children:
(f) If you don't have a fenced-in yard, how will the animal be exercised and allowed to elliminate:
18 Who will supervise outdoor activities:
19 Do you have(check all that apply):Pet door____Kennel run____Dog house____Stake____
Tie-out or cable-run____Crate____None____
20 Do you have a swimming pool? Is it fenced-in separately from the rest of the yard?
21 What member of the family will be taking the MAJOR responsibility for the care of this animal:
22 Does anyone in your family have allergies to ANY animal:
23 Has anyone in your household had a problem with impulse control:
24 What are your plans for this animal: (a) protection/guard:______ (b)companion:______
(c)child's pet:_____(d)pet therapy:_____(e) agility/flyball:_____ (f)obedience:______
(g)herding:______(h)ranch work______(i)other(explain):__________________________________
25 (a) Have you ever trained a dog in obedience classes? (b) Are you planning on taking your adopted dog to
an obedience class?
26 Have you ever sold, given away or surrendered a pet? If so, please provide details of situation:
27 (a) How much time are you willing to give the dog to adjust to it's new environment & family members?
(b) This dog may not be housebroken. Are you willing to take the time to work with the animal?
(c) Do you understand that if this dog is any kind or variation of a hound breed, you will need to have
a securely fenced-in yard or promise to keep the dog on a leash at all times whenever it is outdoors??
28 Will the animal live in the home? If not, where?
29 What type of shelter will be provided when the dog is outside(doghouse/patio/decking overhang, etc):
30 Where, exactly, will the animal sleep at night and be kept when there is no one at home
(i.e., crated, free roam of home, laundry/kitchen area, fenced-in yard, etc):
31 (a) On the average, how long will the animal be left alone during the day:
(b) What is the activity level of your household:_____busy-visits by friends, meetings, children, parties at home
_____noisy-TV, stereo, machinery, tools, kids playing
_____moderate-normal comings and goings
_____quiet-homebodies, few guests
32 Do you believe in dog crates? If so, for what exact purpose(s)?
33 If you had to move & your new landowner does not allow pets, what will you do with your companion animal(CA)?
34 When you go on vacation, will your pet accompany you or who would care for it?
35 Under what condition(s) would you consider giving up your companion animal?
36 (a)who is the veteranarian you currently use, or used for your previous animal's health issues(IF used within past 5 yrs).
animal hospital's name/vet's name:
address:
telephone #:
(b) what type of heartworm prevention do you use?
37 How will your animal travel to the vet, or other places(i.e, crated, doggie seatbelt, loose in a car/van, tethered or
in crate or in box in bed of truck?):
38 May we call your vet and inquire as to your previous/current pet's health care? If not, why?
39 Are you willing to allow an H4S's representative to periodically visit your home? If not, why?
40 List NAMES & EMAIL addresses of 3 NON-RELATED personal references, whom you have known for at least 3
years, who may be familiar with your pet ownership history:
1:
2:
3:
41 If you have a disability or special needs, please be sure to let us know, here; this will help us find the
BEST companion for you and your needs(if your disability is not disclosed to H4S, then we reserve the right to deny this adoption at ANY time; even at the time of delivery, when you will forfeit your deposit):
42 What arrangements have you made for your companion animal(s), if you could no longer care for them
(i.e., moving over seas, extended hospital stay, nursing care facility, death)?
42 &, finally, please tell us a little about yourself and why you feel you could provide a good home for a rescued companion animal:

****Our goal in rescuing and re-homing animals is to provide them with a loving home for the rest of their life.
The adoption fee covers their medical costs associated with the animal, medical and daily care during their
foster period and transport.
All animals adopted by our group MUST BE spayed/neutered prior to finalizing the placement. Most of H4S's adoptables are in foster care in Rutherford Co, NC and will be transported to your area on the 4thSaturday of each month, after age-appropriate quarantine is complete and being spay/neutered and microcchipped.
Your signature below states that you understand any future medical costs are your responsibility and we have made full disclosure regarding our & our vet's knowledge of the health of the animal.
Sometimes, for reasons beyond anyone's control, the adoption does not work out.
In this case, the animal must be returned to Howlin4Spirit CARes at the adopter's expense.
Howlin4Spirit drives transports along the eastern seaboard as far as NY state on a monthly basis.
Adoption contributions are not refundable, for any reason.

By signing this application, I attest to the fact that I am 25 years of age or older, and that the above
information provided is correct:


spouse/partner's signature(if married):


Howlin4Spirit CARes...(6,600+ adult/senior/special needs & puppies rescued since Jan, 2004)
h4s_cares@yahoo.com...P.O. Box 711-Rftn, NC 28139...#828-429-8398(pls, lv msg)
www.adoptapet.com =NJ 07926, NY 11596 & CT 06067
www.petfinder.org/shelters/NJ505.html =NJ & http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NC314.html =NC
For tax-deductable donations, please go to:
http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/Howlin4Spirit.html.

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.