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.
We are dedicated to animal advocacy, and educating dog owners on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. We are a foster based rescue, and rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of the amazing people who make donations toward the rescue and care of the dogs we save.
We are always looking for adopters, fosters, donations, volunteers, etc.. Please let us know if you would like to get involved by contacting us at one of the email addresses found below.
If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in marketing, advertising, partnership, sponsorship, or otherwise, please contact us at the email address below.
If you're interested in adopting one of our dogs, or are looking for a specific size/breed that we do not have, please send us an email at the address below for an Adoption Application.
We are always looking for wonderful foster homes for our rescue dogs. Fostering is one of the most important and rewarding roles in animal rescue. TAP will provide all necessary items and veterinary care for your foster dog. If you're interested in fostering one (or more) of our dogs, please use the email address below to contact us. Feel free to include information about yourself, as well as the types/sizes/breeds of dogs you're interested in fostering, and the city/state you reside in.
*Note: If you see a dog in need that's being networked or otherwise, that you'd be willing to foster, and no rescue is backing the dog; send us a message on our Facebook page with a link to the animal and any conditions you have (ie: if you can foster short-tem or long-term).
If you'd like to volunteer for TAP to help with adoption events, networking, advertising, etc.. use the email address below.
Monetary and material donations are always welcome and needed. Please email the address below if you'd like to donate any items for our dogs (we desperately need crates, kennels, beds, toys, etc..). Use the same email address to make a PayPal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to mail a payment, or use Chase QuickPay, please email Lori@theanimalpad.com.
*Pet Owner Questionnaire
*Landlord Agreement (if applicable)
*Sterilization Agreement (if applicable)
All potential applicants must be capable of providing their adopted pet with routine and emergency veterinary care (yearly health checks, keeping vaccinations current, heartworm/flea preventatives, and immediate care in the event the animal is sick or injured). They are required to license their pet, and keep an identification tag on their pet at all times.
All applicants must agree to a home check, and provide us with a veterinary reference, or personal references if you're a first-time pet owners. Our home checks are not to invade the privacy of the applicants, we do this to ensure the pet is going into a safe home. We do not discriminate against non-homeowners, or those living in apartments, condos, or otherwise.
Applicants must agree in writing that if for any reason they are unable to keep or care for their pet, the pet will be surrendered back to our rescue and not attempt to re-home, turn over to a shelter, pound, rescue, new owner, sell, etc..
All TAP dogs must be vaccinated, microchipped, and sterilized unless a veterinarian provides a waiver citing due to medical (or legitimate) reasons, it's not recommended.
Our adoption fees vary from $125-250.
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.