Our Adoption Process...
Why adopt from Almost Home Dog Rescue of NJ?
Our dogs and puppies are...
1. Spayed or Neutered ( if 6 months or older)
2. Vaccinated (5 in 1 dog vaccination and Rabies, if 4 months or older)
3. Heartworm tested (if 6 months or older)
4. Microchipped (HomeAgain internal microchip I.D.)
5. Healthy and socialized
Where may I see the pets available for adoption?
Almost Home Dog Rescue (AHDR) of NJ does not have a shelter. Our pets are all in foster homes. Appointments for meet and greets will only be set after an adoption application has been completed and reviewed by our adoption coordinator. Pets also appear at the Petco on 450 Route 17 North in Paramus NJ every other Saturday. Checkout the upcoming adoption schedule for dates.
Why do I have to fill out an adoption application?
Almost Home Dog Rescue (AHDR) of NJ puts much more than just money into our pets. They are treated as a member of their foster family. We want to ensure that the pet you want to adopt is the right fit for your family as well. We use the applications, vet reference check and in-home interview to ensure this.
What is a home visit and why is it required?
A home visit is an in-home pre-adoption interview. You will be visited by an AHDR volunteer and usually the pet you are wanting to adopt. This is to verify the information provided on the adoption application as well as explain our adoption policies. This also allows you to see how the pet may behave in the new environment.
Why an adoption fee?
AHDR's fee for a dog adoption is $350. Please view and fill out our adoption application if you are interested in one of our pets. Your pet has been part of a foster home environment where they have received love, socialization and training. In addition, pets are current on all vaccinations as needed for their age unless otherwise noted. Taking all the costs of feeding and other supplies as well, our adoption fee is really very minimal, rarely covering our expenses.
What if my pet gets sick after the adoption?
You are responsible for all medical care after the adoption agreement is signed, unless other arrangements have been made. You will receive copies of all veterinary records with your adoption contract so that your vet will know your pet's medical history.
Why is my pet microchipped?
All pets that are rescued through AHDR are microchipped with Home Again technology. This is a special program for shelter pets that provides information for your pet to be returned to you if he gets lost and ends up at animal control, a veterinary office or another rescue.