About Our Shelter...
On The Wings Of Angels Rescue is a privately funded and maintained rescue.
Our mission is to save dogs that otherwise would have no chance.
We rehabilitate and train these dogs through clarity and structure and strive to bring awareness of the plight of dogs in our country.
We pledge to raise the bar on the standard of care and rehabilitation, and show what can happen with a little work, love, fun and compassion.
“Dogs and Humans came out of the caves together and we owe the dog as much as we think he owes us.” - John Jones
Our Adoption Process...
Our adoption process is set up to ensure success by matching you with the dog that best suits your lifestyle, as well as follow through with consistency to ensure that the dog succeeds in your home and you each become the friend each other are looking for. There is currently no adoption or training fee.
SUBMIT A QUESTIONNAIRE:
Our process starts with the submission of our adoption questionnaire. Once we receive an application it takes a minimum of 48 hours to process it.
The application step is an important first step for us to collect your interest and contact information as well as see what dogs we may have a dog that would be a good match for your home.
You can find the questionnaire here: http://www.onthewingsofangelsrescue.com/adoption-questionnaire/
After processing your application we will then contact you via phone to talk about what you are looking for in a dog as well as what dogs we have that are ready and may work well with you. This also provides us with an opportunity to talk about our process and schedule a "meet and greet" to meet any potential matches.
MEET AND GREETS
Next we meet in person, which provides the opportunity for potential adopters to meet with our training staff. During this meeting we are able to talk further about the adoption process and training, as well as a chance to meet the dog(s) that may fit in your home.
It is important to us that potential adopters are very interested in the dog, and also that the dog is interested in them.
If we have a dog that will work for your situation we will set up several additional meet and greet times to give the dog a chance for the dog and adopters to become comfortable with each other.
Typically, this may be 2 - 4 visits before a dog goes home. Every dog and home is different, so the frequency and number of visits before a dog goes home may be different for each dog and potential owner. It is important to us, to make sure that the dog and potential owners are comfortable with each other to ensure a successful transition.
TAKE HOME CLASS:
When the dog is comfortable and is bonding with the family, it is time for the dog to go home with you! During this visit we have a take home class on what to expect from the dog in the first week and what to do with the dog to ensure a smooth and successful transition. During this class we also schedule the first obedience training class within 7 - 10 days.
TRAINING CLASSES UNTIL ADOPTION:
Before any of our dogs are officially signed over to their new homes, we require the new owners to bring the dog back for training classes. The classes are specifically tailored for the dog you are adopting, and are designed to teach you everything that the dog knows as well as follow up to make sure the transition to their new homes is going smoothly.
Training classes typically run 45 minutes to an hour and happen about every 7-10 days. Classes are private, just the owners, the dog and our trainers. The specific number of classes varies based upon the dog and the home.
All training with the dog is free.
SIGN OVER AND FOLLOW-UP
Once the dog and new owner have completed their training program, we hold a final class which includes a review, going over any questions the new owner(s) may have, as well as officially signing the dog over to the new owner.
We are committed to our dogs for life. Regardless of how long it has been since a dog is signed over, we encourage owners to call us if there is ever a problem or something more they would like to learn. Whether there is an issue that arises, you would simply like to learn something new, or simply need a review, we are happy to set up a time for you to return.