The first step in the adoption process begins with the completion of our adoption application. It does not obligate you to adopt but gives us the information we need to understand if your home would be a good fit for the animal you are interested in.
If you currently own (or have recently owned) a pet, a Faithful Friends volunteer will contact your vet(s) to confirm your dog/cat is up to date on vaccines and has been spayed/netuered.
Once an application is received and vet references confirmed, a FFAR volunteer will contact you to set up a time to meet the pet(s) you are interested in. Because our adoptable animals live in foster homes, these meet-n-greets are arranged around the volunteer's schedule as well as that of the potential adopter. The meet-n-greet may take place at your home, a neutral spot such as a petstore or the home of the foster parent.
A home visit is required as part of our process. This means a FFAR volunteer will come to your home at some point during the adoption process. We do this for several reasons, the biggest reason being that we just want to make sure our foster dogs & cats aren't being placed in a potential harmful situation. In addition, our home visit is not an inspection of how well you clean but rather - to see your yard, meet your family and any other pets you have currently living in your home to make sure everyone will get along if the adoption were to proceed.
The entire adoption process typically takes 2-5 days from the time the application is received, including meet-n-greet and home visit but it can vary depending on volunteer/applicant schedules.