Our Adoption Process...
The adoption process is as follows:
~ All applicants MUST fill out an application to begin the adoption process (application can be found on our website ~ click on "Visit Little Nuggets Rescue" below. You are more than welcome to call for a phone interview, but I may not be able to answer promptly as I am busy working at the shelter. Please e-mail completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
~ We prefer applications from individuals at least 30 years of age or older. If we indicate that a dog is not appropriate for young children, we generally do not recommend that dog for families with children under twelve years of age.
~ Because we are licensed by the state of Georgia, we are also required to complete a home visit. We also check Vet references. ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE VET REFERENCES!
~ When ALL PARTIES are ready to finalize the adoption, we will provide you with copies of the adoption contract and the dog's vet records. A CONTRACT MUST BE SIGNED FOR THE ADOPTION TO BE FINALIZED. The adoption fee ranges from $100.00-200.00. Please note that we fund the medical care, food and boarding costs from our own pockets. We are not subsidized by any state or national programs. The adoption fee marginally covers what we have spent in the case of a healthy dog. For those requiring surgery, dentals or other special procedures, our costs far exceed the adoption fee. We occasionally discount the fee on a case by case basis.
There are instances, particularly in the case of young puppies who cannot be released to their new homes right away, where we may request a non-refundable deposit. Unfortunately, this was implemented after several individuals completed the application process, other applicants were turned away, and these individuals "changed their mind" leaving the dog in question without a new home.
~ We maintain frequent contact with you throughout the first year of adoption.