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.
Our group of volunteers endeavors to improve conditions of any animal in need, and help to facilitate their adoption to qualified, permanent homes.
RPSM will educate the public to spay/neuter their pets, and to consider the adoption of animals from their local shelters rescue.
An integral part of this effort is RPSM participation in the workings of governmental agencies to implement positive changes in all aspects of animal reform at local and state levels.
RPSM shall continue to develop and institute innovative programs to assist in the placement of animals in need to qualified adoptive homes, and help to reduce the homeless pet population in a positive manner.
1. Fill out the online Adoption Application.
2. Once RPSM receives your application, we will contact your references, including your veterinarian(s). Please inform them that an RPSM volunteer will be calling them so that we are able to reach them in a timely fashion.
3. An RPSM volunteer will contact you to schedule a 30-60 minute home visit to meet you and your family. (RPSM requires that all members of your household MUST be present for the entirety of the home visit.)
4. The RPSM Board of Directors will then review your application, reference information, and home visit report in order to determine if you and your family are a good fit for the requested dog.
5. An RPSM volunteer will contact you to notify you if you are approved or denied.
6. If your adopted dog is still in the Prison Program, you have the option of receiving weekly reports regarding his/her progress via e-mail.
7. Once your adopted dog is paroled or if your dog is not enrolled in the Prison Program, an RPSM volunteer will schedule a date to meet your dog. If the meeting proceeds smoothly, you will be able to take your new family member home that day, after the adoption paperwork is complete.
8. Enjoy your new life and adventure together! Each adopter receives an adoption kit, which includes all medical paper work, helpful hints on how to help your new pet adjust to his/her new environment, coupons, and if applicable; training commands, signals and a letter from the trainer about your new best friend.
o·be·di·ence [ ō bee dee ənss, ə bee dee ənss ] (plural o·be·di·enc·es)
Act of obeying: the act or practice of following instructions, complying with rules or regulations, or submitting to somebody's authority
Most of our dogs are obedience trained.
1. This does not mean they will have never have any issues.
2. It does not mean that they are not going to require an adjustment period of 2 weeks or possibly longer. A large part of how your future relationship is going to go is based on your willingness to read and follow the Adopter “Dos and Don'ts” during the first 2 weeks.
3. It does not mean they won't have any accidents in your home or exhibit anxiety-related behaviors such as chewing etc... while they adjust to their new home and routine. Dogs don't know if things are right or wrong unless we gently and consistently teach them. Although they are trained from prison, they will still need to be educated about their new living environment.
4. It means exactly what it is defined as in the dictionary: the act or practice of following instructions, complying with rules or regulations, or submitting to somebody's authority.
5. Please don't expect to adopt a perfect dog because he or she has had some obedience training.
RPSM works diligently to create a clear profile on each animal available for adoption. As the inmate trainers learn new information about each dog, we update the profiles. We provide this information so that we can work closely with potential adopters to find the best fit for the animal and the family. We ask that you help us by carefully reading all the available information about an animal before submitting an application. We don’t want you to waste your time by filling out an application for a dog requiring a fence, for example, if you do not have a fence and cannot or will not install one. This helps eliminate disappointment for potential adopters.
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.