Thank you for your interest in adopting a dog from Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue. Our goal is to find the perfect furever home for each dog based on their individual needs. We believe that every dog deserves a safe and loving home, companionship, proper medical care, nutrition, exercise and training. We thoroughly screen each applicant for the safety of our animals and to ensure the best possible home for each dog. The screening process includes approval of this application, followed by a phone interview and a home visit. We do not place dogs in the order the application is received. We choose homes that best fit the needs of each dog. We do our best to move through the review process as quickly as possible but depending on the volume of applications at the time you apply it may take up to 7 days before you hear from us. Given the volume of applications we receive daily it is not always possible for us to contact every applicant. In the event you do not hear from us within 14 days please assume that you were not a match for the dog you applied for.
IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
1. WE REQUIRE ADOPTERS TO HAVE A FULLY FENCED PROPERTY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR DOGS ( INVISIBLE FENCE DOES NOT QUALIFY)
2. ANY CURRENT ANIMALS MUST BE SPAYED/NEUTERED AND UP TO DATE ON VACCINES. YOU MUST PROVIDE THE NAME AND PHONE NUMBER OF A VET WHO CAN CONFIRM THIS. PLEASE CALL YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY AFTER APPLYING TO AUTHORIZE THEM TO SPEAK WITH US.
3. YOU MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 25 TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
4. PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR REFERENCES . IF WE CANT REACH THEM AMD THEY DO NOT CALL US BACK YOUR APP WILL NOT BE APPROVED. FAMILY MEMBERS CAN NOT BE USED AS REFERENCES .
5. IF YOU DO NOT ANSWER EVERY QUESTION AND PROVIDE ALL THE INFO REQUESTED IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE ALL THE INFORMATION WE ASK FOR OR WE WILL NOT REVIEW YOUR APP.