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. We try to contact every qualified applicant but this is not always possible given the volume of applications we get daily. 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 or feel free to follow up with us at that time. We know it's exciting to submit an application to adopt but please do not contact us to inquire on the status of your application if it's been less than 7 days. We are a very busy rescue and that only adds to our work load which increases the time it takes to do our job of reviewing apps and responding to applicants in a timely manner.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS CAREFULLY PRIOR TO COMPLETING AN APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS AND STILL CHOOSE TO APPLY PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED.
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 INFO. IF YOUR DOG GOES TO A CLINIC FOR VACCINES PLEASE PROVIDE THOSE RECORDS ALONG WITH YOUR APP. ONCE YOU APPLY PLEASE CALL YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY TO AUTHORIZE THEM TO SPEAK WITH US ABOUT YOUR ANIMALS. IF WE CALL AND THEY WONT SPEAK TO US WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE REVIEWING YOUR APP.
3. YOU MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 25 TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
4. WE CALL ALL REFERENCES SO PLEASE NOTIFY THEM THAT YOU APPLIED AND TO RETURN OUR CALL IN A TIMELY MANNER. WE DO NOT HAVE RESOURCES TO CALL YOUR REFERENCES REPEATEDLY. IF YOUR REFERENCES DO NOT CALL US BACK YOUR APP CAN NOT BE APPROVED.
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 MAKE CERTAIN YOU PROVIDE ALL THE INFORMATION WE ASK FOR OR WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REVIEW YOUR APP.