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Our adoption process is like many other rescues, but is different from most shelters and breeders. Since we do not have a physical building, you are not able to meet the animals prior to application.  Browse our available pets on Petfinder, and see who may be your purrfect fit.  From there, you can ask questions at admissions@friendsfuriferescue.com or complete the application below.  Completing the application does not mean you have to adopt the animal, we strive to find each animal the best home for them.

Since we are all volunteers, we do ask that you allow us 72 hours to process an application or respond to emails, we are usually much quicker than that, but we all have careers and families outside of the rescue. We will contact your references and complete a check from your vet, you may be asked to release information to us from your vet.

After the quick background check, we will contact you with next steps, depending on the animal and situation this could be a video call or a live home visit.  We strive to be up front and transparent throughout the entire adoption process, this generally takes about a week.  We do want to make sure you and your family are sure this is the best fit! 

COST:

Adoptions fees typically only cover about 1/3 of the cost to fully vet and provide care for each animal in our care, even if the pet is in good health.  Our special cases cost even more for their veterinary care or emergency room visits! On top of vet bills our animals have other needs as well, they need training, food, blankets, bedding, treats, and most importantly TOYS!!!!  As you can see our adoption fees are a bargain.

The fee to adopt a dog or puppy is $200 which covers spay/neutering, vaccines, heartworm and Lyme disease testing, and a microchip.

The fee to adopt a cat or kitten is $65 which includes spay/neuter, vaccines and testing for feline leukemia and FIV.

All pets will be tested and receive vaccines as age appropriate. If the animal is too young at the time of adoption to receive certain tests or vaccines, it is the adopter's responsibility to keep them up to date with their personal vet, at their own cost.

Requirements to Adopt:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Allow the rescue to do a home visit
  3. Provide non-family member references
  4. Have proof of approval from landlord, if you do not own
  5. Current and past pets must have been spayed/neutered and up to date with vaccines
  6. Pets must be indoor members of the family and up-to-date on vaccines
  7. Agree to bring the animal back to our rescue of you are no longer able to care for the animal

Link to Adoption Application

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Omar is a 5 year old black lab mix that spent his first 5 years on a chain and was heartworm positive.  He successfully completed his treatment, was house trained by some very patient fosters.  He is still looking for his furever home!

Because they all deserve a furever home!

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