How do I go about adopting a dog?
You will need to fill out an application online at: TVGRR Adoption Application and pay a $25 application fee. Once your application has been received and processed, your application coordinator will be in touch with you either by email or phone.What is the application fee?
The application fee is a non-refundable fee of $25.Why do you do vet checks and home visits?
We want to ensure the dogs have a safe place to live and are well cared for. Our priority is to make sure the dog has found their forever home.How long does it take to go through the approval process?
The answer to this question depends upon your application coordinator and your availability. We like everyone in the household to be present at the time of the home visit, but we understand that is not always possible. We are all volunteers with full time jobs, families and dogs, so we need to work around our schedules as well as your schedules.What if I don't hear from my application coordinator?
The first two things you should do are check your email, including your junk mail, and your voice messages. Frequently, we call the applicant and they either don’t answer or their voice mail box is not set up or full. Also, many times we find that our emails go into junk mail. After ensuring the first two items aren’t the problem, please contact [email protected]
. One of our volunteers will contact you.What if I want a specific dog?
We get many applications requesting the same dog. Requesting a dog doesn’t mean the dog will be available once you have gone through the application and approval process. In fact, an already approved applicant may be waiting in line for a dog very similar to what we have posted. But
don’t let this stop you from requesting a specific dog. You might be #14 in line but you are the right home for that dog!
TVGRR tries to be very fair regarding dog placement and how long applicants have been waiting for a dog to adopt. TVGRR’s goal is to make sure the dog is the right dog for the family as well as the family being the right family for the dog. We want the dog and the family to be happy!
Patience is key when it comes to adopting the right dog for your home.Will it hurt my chances if I apply to different rescues?
Absolutely not! Although rescues do tend to work together and talk to one another, an application must be filled out for each rescue. If you do fill out multiple applications and adopt from a different rescue, TVGRR requests that you let your applications coordinator know that you have adopted elsewhere. We do hope you will adopt from TVGRR, but we also know there are many, many dogs that need good homes and if you find the perfect dog from a different rescue, then we are happy for you and happy for the dog.