We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.
Step 1 – Fill out a Pre-Adoption Application📄
The first step is to have you fill out a pre-adoption application on our website Loemrescue.org. This application will tell us about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.
Step 2 – Application Preliminary Review📋
Our application review will initially screen your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not you will be contacted to either fill out another application or provide additional information.
Step 3 – Landlord Approval Verified📝
If it is determined that you rent your home, your landlord will be contacted to make sure you have approval to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.
If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point in the process.
Step 4– Home Visit and Applicant Interview🏠
Our organization requires home visits to determine that the dog will be living in a safe environment. During the home visit we will do a meet and greet with the dog and potential adopter. This is an informal chance for us to get to know you, your lifestyle, home environment and determine which dog(s) in our program might be the best fit. The home visit volunteer will do a short walk-through of your home and yard to ensure its safety and to advise on any areas of concern. All household members must be present for the home visit.
If the volunteer involved in the meet and greet does not feel you are a great fit for the dog , you may be denied adoption of that particular dog but may be allowed to adopt another dog from our organization
If our home visit volunteers have any major concerns about your home environment, or if you refuse a home visit, your application will be denied at this point in the process.
Step 5 –Adoption🐾
If you have decided upon a dog that you would like to adopt you are required to sign an adoption contract and to provide payment of the adoption donation fee.
Step 6 – Notification of Spay/Neuter ✉️
If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you would have been required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate.
We also send all medical documents and microchip to the new parents through so they will have records for the first visit to the vet.