Our Adoption Process...
Potential adopters must complete our online adoption application at www.okbr.org. The application asks for information about your family, past and present pets, and your plans for the dog(s) you want to adopt from us, as well as personal references and vet contact info if applicable. Once this application has been approved, we schedule a home visit by one of our members, who will talk with you and your family and meet any other pets, and see where the new dog will be living. (If you are an out-of-state adopter, we will contact our rescue network to see if a rescue local to you can send someone to make the home visit.) If the home visit goes well, and your references and vet have good things to say, your application will be approved!
Once you have been approved and selected a dog, you will be asked to fill out our adoption contract. This contract is very basic; one of the most important things it specifies is that if you have to give up the dog for any reason, it must return to the Oklahoma Beagle Rescue. If you have friends or family who wish to adopt the dog, they will have to go through our adoption approval process as well.
We also require an adoption fee that covers the cost of the vet care the dog has had since it has been with us. The fee is capped at $200. This fee includes spay/neuter and microchipping, as well as an adoption pack containing items such as treats or toys, and a supply of any medications that the dog may be on. You will also be provided with copies of vet records for vaccinations and any other medical treatment that your dog may have had since he or she has arrived at our rescue. (Our rescue dogs are examined by a veterinarian upon arrival at the rescue, and tested for heartworms and other parasites. While at the rescue or in approved foster homes, they stay up to date on vaccinations and flea and heartworm preventative.)