In order for a dog to be placed in a home,
the prospective owner must be willing to do the following:
Allow us to stop in for a “home check.” This is so that we can ensure the animal’s new home is safe and free of any potential health risks. It is not our intention to pry into the private lives of people, but rather to educate when necessary. 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 want to know that there is ample shelter for the dog and that fences are high enough to be escape proof. There are any number of things that could pose a health risk to the dog of which the potential owner(s) may not be aware. We look at landscaping to ensure there are no poisonous plants (such as Rhubarb, Holly, Iris) or deadly substances (antifreeze) spotting the surfaces of garages or driveways.
In addition, the prospective owner must agree to a few more things:
- Provide written permission of the adoption from the landlord, if the potential owner is a renter
- Agree to 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; not to allow the animal to ride loose in any uncovered vehicle; to 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 any breach of the adoption contract ensue
- 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
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 animal, for one reason or another, 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 ask that the owner return the animal to our care.
If you still want to adopt, please fill out our adoption application