In order for a dog from North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement to be placed in a home,
the prospective owner must be willing to do the following:
- Allow us to perform a home check*
- Provide written permission of the adoption from the landlord, if the potential adopter is a renter
- Agree never to abuse the animal, i.e. physical aggression, emotional neglect, withholding of food, water, shelter, or medical attention
- Agree not to chain or tie the animal down and not to allow the animal to ride loose in any uncovered vehicle
- provide a loving home with in-house sleeping privileges, a balanced diet, and any necessary grooming or vet care
- Agree to license the animal as required by the city or county of residence and to keep personalized tags on the dog at all times which includes name, address, and phone number
- Agree that the animal will not be bred, fought, or used for guard or attack purposes
- Agree to have the animal altered, if this has not already been done**
- Agree not to give or sell the dog to another person, company, organization, medical or other research facility, pound, animal control, or humane society
- Agree to surrender the animal to NBCR&P should there be any breach of the adoption contract
- Agree that if at any time within the animal’s life, the owner is unable to keep the dog for any reason, the animal will be returned to NBCR&P (“return to rescue” clause)
This is to ensure the animal’s new home is safe and free of any potential health risks.
Often times, our dogs are placed with first-time dog owners who may not know as well as we do how to dog proof their homes.
We look to see that all doors and gates are secure so the dog can not escape.
We make sure there is ample shelter and that fences are secure and high enough to be escape proof.
We look at landscaping to ensure there are no poisonous plants
We look to see that there are no deadly substances or objects within the dogs reach.
It is not our intention to pry into the private lives of people only to educate when necessary.
**Our Spay/Neuter Policy
Nine times out of ten, the dogs we place are already spayed or neutered (altered).However, there are times when the dog cannot be altered at the time of placement. In this event, the new owner pays a spay/neuter deposit and signs an agreement that he or she will take responsibility for the spaying or neutering by a certain date. If the procedure does not occur as agreed, the deposit is forfeited, the contract is considered breached, and we take the dog back into our care.
Ready? This will take you to our Adoption Applicaton