(payable by cash or credit card, no checks)
EVERY animal we offer for adoption (including kittens and puppies) has already been spayed or neutered and given age-appropriate vaccines and screenings.
Kittens that are under the age of 12 weeks will need to either be adopted in pairs or to a home with an appropriate playmate for them (a young cat or a playful, cat-friendly dog). Cats and kittens 12 weeks and above can be adopted singly, unless they have been specially designated as requiring a companion cat.
All adoption fees go directly to LDCRF to help pay for medical expenses, spaying/neutering, and daily care.
Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation holds eleven adoption events every weekend, and all of our adoptions take place in local PetSmart or PetCo stores. To see the schedule go to http://www.lostdogrescue.org/events.asp.
STEP ONE: Think it through. Do you have the time, energy and resources to devote to a new pet? Are you committed to caring for the pet for the next 10-15 years? Do you know what kind of pet would be best for your household?
STEP TWO: Browse our website and choose some potential candidates. To request to meet particular dogs or cats, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your request no later than the Thursday evening prior to the event at 10 pm. Please understand that requesting a dog or cat does not give you priority over any other potential adopter.
STEP THREE: Attend an adoption event to meet dogs and cats. Bring your completed application (Dog Adoption Application or Cat Adoption Application) or pick up a copy and fill it out at the event. Once you decide you are ready to bring a particular dog or cat home, sign up on the interview list at the information table.
Your application will be reviewed by two adoption counselors who will seek to determine through the application and talking with you that the animal you have chosen will be well-placed in your home.
If more than one person is interested in the same dog or cat at the same time, all interested parties will be interviewed to determine the best match. If more than one candidate is deemed equally well-matched, there may be a drawing to determine placement. If multiple adopters for the same cat, dog, or puppy sign up for interviews within the first 15 minutes of an event, they will all be considered equally and will be given priority over anyone who arrives after the 15 minute cutoff.
STEP FOUR: Adoption Contract. Once approved, you will need to finalize your adoption by completing an adoption contract and paying the adoption fee in cash or by credit card (see list of adoption fees at the top of the page). At that time, available medical records will be provided along with a variety of other information.
STEP FIVE: Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation is committed to the animals it rescues for their entire lifetime. Therefore, once an animal is adopted, LDCRF reserves the right to:
We cannot guarantee the health of any animals adopted. Any time you adopt an animal, you should take it to the vet as soon as possible. Your animal has been checked by a vet, but will need to be started immediately on a program of preventative vet care.
Please be aware that the animals available for adoption are rescue animals and, as such, have often been exposed to a variety of diseases. Like human illnesses, these disorders can have an incubation period of up to several weeks. If the animal you adopt shows signs of illness at any point, please take it to the vet for treatment. Once an animal is adopted, the adopter is responsible for all medical expenses. LDCRF will not pay for medical care for an adopted animal.