Please provide the name of the animal you would like to adopt or give a description of the type of animal you are looking to get pre-approved for. When sending in an application, please let your veterinarian’s office and landlord (if applicable) know that it is okay to share information with us. Also, give your references a heads-up that someone from HOPE will be calling for a brief interview.
Here are a few things you should know when looking to adopt a HOPE dog…
1) You will have personal support from day one of the adoption to set you and your new companion up for a great relationship.
2) Throughout the course of the dog’s life if there is a behavior that is troubling, you should let us know right away so we can send a trainer to help. Dogs are great communicators, but sometimes we need help learning their language and vice versa. This is a no-judgment zone. We hope to help if our dogs and their people haven’t learned to communicate their needs & wants appropriately. Never feel bad for asking questions or asking for help.
3) Families who adopt HOPE dogs are expected to take their new dog to a positive-based basic training course at their own expense. There are various training places in our area and we will provide you with a list of recommended facilities. A training course will teach you what your dog already knows, it will help your dog socialize, and most importantly, you will begin building an amazing trust bond with your new dog. You will have 4 months from the date of adoption to return proof of class completion.