Our Adoption Process...
Step one: As a potential adopter (you must be at 21 years old or older to adopt from CCDR) you will have to fill out an application to be processed. If you are responding to a dog that is currently available there is a place to note the dog's name on the application and the application will be forwarded to the representative that has that foster dog. If you do not see a dog that you are currently interested in, you can complete an application to "go on file" and the representative closest to you will process it. This way, when a dog comes into the system that does interest you, you have completed all of the necessary steps and your adoption process will be expedited.
Step two: Once the application is in process you will then be contacted by the representative handling your application and they will explain the adoption procedure. This will include checking your references as well as doing a home visit. We do reference checks and home visits so we can determine whether the adoptive family is a responsible home. It gives us a chance to meet you and the family, plus we are able to make sure your home will be a safe and a loving home for one of our dogs. Along with the reference check and home visit it is important for our adopters to understand the importance of spaying and neutering. Please review our spay/neuter policy so you will understand why we must be thorough and selective in our approvals of adoptive homes. CCDR's spay/neuter policy does not allow us to adopt to families who have unaltered cats and dogs unless the dog or cat has a medical condition that can be verified with the veterinarian, a pup too young to neuter or a dog that is actively being shown for it's championship. Unless the dog has obtained it's AKC championship we cannot condone breeding but do not have an issue with it if the dog has gained it's championship, has proven to be a proper representative of the standard and the person will be breeding the dog to "better the breed." If you are breeding and are not actively showing your dog or have not obtained it's championship, we must deny you a rescue dachshund. To download our statement, click here.
Step three: If you are approved, you and your representative will make arrangements to receive your dog. In the case of long distance travel the adoptive home is expected to make arrangements for transport by offering to drive to the location where the dog is or make arrangements to get the dog to them at the adopters expense. (Please make sure the dog you are adopting is the dog you feel will suit your family. The foster home will tell you everything they can tell you about the dog, it's personality and it's temperament so please make sure you are confident this is the dog for you.) Please ask the representative questions to assure this is a good choice because, should you decide the dog you adopted is not working out in your household, you will be responsible for getting the dog back to the CCDR representative. The adopter will absorb all costs it takes to return the dog to the original representative and make arrangements to get the dog there. Volunteers within CCDR, as well as other rescue groups, try to help by offering transports but with the cost of travel now, volunteers cannot absorb the cost of gas to transport a dog for free, therefore the adopter will be expected to pay the person(s) the cost of gas if the adopter is having the dog transported to them. In the case of a volunteer transport, the representative will keep you abreast of what the travel arrangements are and the transport cost.
Step four: When you receive your dog we require you sign the contract and pay the adoption fee in full. We only accept check or Money Order so please do not give your representative cash. Your representative will give you the items and information that goes with the dog you are adopting. The dog is now yours and you will have 1 week as a trial period from the time you receive your dog. If, within that one week time frame you find the dog is not working out in your household, please contact your representative and make arrangements with your representative to return the dog. If this is done within the first week you will receive a full refund. If you decide to return the dog after the week's trial, per the contract you signed, you must return it to CCDR. The adopter will be responsible for transportation back to the representative they initially worked with or the representative will locate a representative close to the adopter. At no time may you give the dog away or take the dog to the shelter.
Fees (current as of November 2009)
Under 1 year $350
1 year but younger than 4 years $250
4 years but younger than 8 years $225
8 years and over $150
Special needs $150