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.
Recognizing that every dog deserves a chance, Bonerz Advocacy & Rescue Center will not discriminate on the basis of age, health, or breed. We will dedicate every resource at our disposal to the physical, emotional, and behavioral rehabilitation of each animal that we rescue.
Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life away from the threat of BSL because of how they look.
We aim to achieve this vision by:
- Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing
support, guidance and education to members of the public.
- Working with many organizations to help animals, whoever and wherever the need is.
- Providing the best possible care for all animals.
- Setting standards of animal welfare in Canada, the USA and beyond.
- We strive to end the suffering of companion animals everywhere
- We aim to find the right home for every animal in our care and will not quit until every animal is placed.
- We endeavour to support anyone who needs help in caring for their pets. Life happens and we understand.
- We believe the emotional and physical well-being of every animal we look after is paramount and is our first consideration.
- We value our volunteers, supporters, and our partners. We know without you, there would be no "us".
- We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and dedicated in every aspect of our work.
We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision.
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Step 3 – Landlord Approval Verified
If it is determined that you rent your home, your landlord will be contacted to make sure you have approval to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.
Step 4 – Veterinary References Contacted
Our volunteers will contact the veterinary reference(s) you provided to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, this step is skipped.
Step 5 – Personal References Contacted
Our volunteers will contact your personal references and ask them questions in regards to whether they consider you to be a responsible pet owner.
This is the portion of the process that can take the most amount of time. It is helpful if you contact your references and ask them to return our calls in a timely manner.
Step 6 – Adoption Trial Period
At the start of the trial you are required to sign an adoption contract and to provide payment of the adoption fee and spay/neuter deposit if necessary. Monies received will not be deposited until the adoption has been made official.
If needed, our organization can provide a kennel/crate, food/water bowls, leash and collar for you to use during the trial period. We may also provide a small supply of dog food that will allow you to transition the dog’s diet to another food.
If at any time during the trial period you are having issues with the dog, please call us at 403-805-4277 or 403-863-6356 and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.
Step 7 – Adoption Official
If, at the end of the one week trial, our organization has NOT heard from you, our organization will consider the adoption official. Your adoption fee will be deposited and will no longer be refundable. We will also mail out to you all veterinary paperwork we have for the dog.
Step 8 – Notification of Spay/Neuter & Return of Deposit
If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you would have been required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate. You are asked to notify us when you have scheduled this surgery and at what vet clinic it is being done. Our volunteers will verify that the dog has been spayed/neutered. Once this has been verified, your deposit check will be returned to you. If you fail to spay/neuter, as outlined in the adoption contract you signed, our organization will take appropriate measures to take back the dog.
Step 9 – Optional Post Adoption Follow-up Visit
Our adoption contract contains a clause that allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Bonerz Advocacy Center is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract that the dog be returned to us. Please notify us asap by us at 403-805-4277 or 403-863-6356.
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.