Adopt a Dog?
Millions of pets are euthanized in the
United States every year. These animals are
abandoned, homeless, scared, and they
deserve a second chance.
We are their only hope!
Find out how to adopt a dog from us!
How do I adopt a pet?
The first step to adopting a pet from Ginger’s Pet Rescue is completing our Adoption Application which you can download here and email to email@example.com or submit via our Contact Form by uploading the completed adoption application as an attachment. This application will allow us to know more about your family, what kind of pet will fit best and your home, and whether you will be a good match for one of our dogs. Please include the dog(s) you are interested in on the application. We review applications upon receipt and will reply as soon as possible, usually within 1-2 days.
Are there any adoption requirements?
You can view all of the adoption requirements on the final pages of our Adoption Application here. Essentially, we are looking for families that are looking at a pet as a commitment and a family member, that understand the costs associated with owning a pet, and accept responsibility for the care and well-being of a pet. If the pet will be left unattended for extended amounts of time throughout the day on a regular basis, will you have arrangements for the dog such as a dog walker? We take all of this into consideration.
What we look for in a home will vary from dog to dog. For example, very young dogs may do fine in homes with cats, but some dogs may need to go to a cat-free home. We have dogs that would do best in a home with another dog, or dogs that would do best in a home without children. Adoption requirements vary from dog to dog. We have approved applicants for some dogs and not others. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.
How to avoid picking the wrong pet?
All dogs have different personality and the best pet for your family will vary greatly depending on your family’s wants and needs, activity levels, commitment to training, and a whole range of other factors. It is always best to do some honest reflection prior to adoption to know what kind of pet will be well-suited for your home. How much time will you be willing to allocate to exercise, training, and so on? Every dog requires some level of exercise, discipline, training (and of course love and affection) but some will require more than others. While it is true that certain breeds will typically have certain requirements it is not necessarily true on the individual dog level.
The best way to know that a dog is right for your family is to meet that dog, evaluate it in person, speak with the dog’s foster family, review any behavioral assessments, and do an honest evaluation on whether you feel it would be a good fit – taking into consideration the advice and recommendation from other vested parties including volunteers/foster families of Ginger’s Pet Rescue.
Finally, please know that even the most well-intentioned matches do not always work out, for whatever reason. That is why we insist that all adopters agree to return a dog to Ginger’s Pet Rescue if for any reason the dog is not a good fit in your home. If you come to this decision within 30 days of adoption, we will refund the adoption fee less a rehoming fee of $85.
Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
Many people are often concerned that “rescue” pets are not healthy. That is not true. While it is true that many rescue dogs may have various ailments ranging from kennel cough to fleas/ticks (in spite of vaccinations, grooming, etc.) these ailments are typically very easily treated and are also very difficult to prevent given the stress and conditions of the rescue process, from neglect to shelter to transport. All of the dogs rescued by Ginger’s Pet Rescue are seen by a veterinarian prior to adoption and will have received all of their vaccinations and been spayed/neutered. This excludes puppies too young to be altered, in which case they will be given a voucher for spay/neuter at the appropriate age. Shelter/rescue dogs are vetted upon intake and therefore are often healthier than dogs you might buy online from a “breeder” sight unseen or on Craigslist. Every pet adopted from Ginger’s Pet Rescue comes with all of the vet records for your reference. If your dog from Ginger’s Pet Rescue falls sick within 30 days of adoption, please contact us so we can arrange for you to see our veterinarian on our expense account.