Matching responsible pet guardians with Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue's dogs is our primary goal. We carefully interview potential adopters because we want to make sure the right match is made. We work hard to fit your adoption criteria with the pets we have up for adoption. We want the adoption to be successful for both you and the dog. Too often pets end up in shelters because they were never a good match for their homes in the first place. Our adoption fee is $250.00.
Start by completing an application. Applications can be submitted on-line or you can email us and we can mail you a form. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee that a dog will be placed with you.
Once you submit your application, if your information matches our adoption criteria and we have a dog(s) that is well suited for you, you will be contacted by a Snow Capped Shepherd Rescue volunteer by phone or email for an interview usually within 48 hours. Please remember that we are an al volunteer organization - we make calls after work, after having dinner with our families, on the weekends...patience is appreciated. If through the interview process, it is determined that the dog is a good match, the volunteer will set up a time for you to meet the dog at a neutral, dog friendly location.
After you meet the dog and it is determined that the dog is still a good match, a home visit will be scheduled so that you can interact with the dog in your home setting, with the entire family and existing pets. A home visit is a mandatory part of the adoption process, no exceptions.
If you approved to adopt, a volunteer will provide you with information on what steps you must take prior to adoption (supplies, fence repairs, etc.) and make arrangements for your new best friend to join your family.
Foster homes go through the same interview and review process as potential adopters. Fostering can be anywhere from a few days to a few months. You can indicate on the application that you are interested in fostering. It's the hardest job you'll ever love!