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Interested in adopting?

Route to Rescue has a multi-step process to ensure we are placing our animals in a true forever home. We take this responsibility very seriously as many of the animals we place have never experienced true love and comfort. We put a lot of love and care into this process, and we expect the same from our adopters. A pet is a family member, and as a family member, we expect that their chosen forever family will stick with them through thick and thin. So before you start this process, please make sure that you are ready for the love and commitment that it takes.

Now let's talk about the process of adopting.

1. First, you will need to fill out an application for adoption in order to be pre-approved, you can ind the two applications above. By getting pre-approved, you are approved to adopt any animal from our rescue. At this time, you will also give your vet a call (if you have one) letting them know we will be reaching out and that they are allowed to provide us with your pet's information.

2. Second, one of our team members will go through your application and set up a call with you to talk more in depth. We ask that all the individuals who will be living in the home be present for this call.

3. Third, we will follow up with your vet office and the references you provided us.

4. Fourth, we will set up a meet and greet with any particular animal you like so they can meet you and any pets you may already own.

5. Once all of these steps are fulfilled and everything is approved, you are able to adopt!

6. There is an adoption fee for each animal which helps us cover the care we provided the animal, the supplies, the transportation, and so much more. 

A few points to note:

  • You may be pre-approved to adopt any animal but that doesn't mean all animals are available to you. Our first and most important priority is to do right by these animals. This means that if something about your application makes us believe this might not be the best fit, we will tell you. For example, if you're interested in adopting an animal that cannot be around other dogs and you have other dogs, we will not allow you to adopt that animal. We do what we have to in order to ensure everyone's safety and comfort.

  • Every dog that comes into our rescue is set up with a training program. Some dogs need more training than others. If you are interested in adopting a dog that needs further training, we will always review you that with you before you adopt. Proper training helps ensure that both pup and family walk away happy.

  • Some questions to think about before you choose an animal to adopt: How much training are you willing to do? Are there any traits you are not willing to put up with (barking, howling, shedding, etc.)? Are you willing to potty train? Are you willing to keep up with mandatory vaccinations? Are you willing to PROPERLY socialize? Are you willing to read up on the best methods of caring for your animal? Are you willing to work with your animal as they learn to live in a new home? Are you willing to speak on behalf of your animal to ensure what is best for them? 

  • We provide and will continue to provide an ever-growing amount of education for pet owners. We believe that the best way of handling many of the issues that animals face is by providing proper education. We highly encourage you to read up on that information, check out the educational content we put out, and reach out to us whenever you have questions. More often than not, if there is an issue with your animal, we can help you figure out how to fix it.

Adoption Prices

Adoption Fees:

  • Dogs:

    • Puppies (Under a year old): $500​

    • Adults: $400

    • Seniors (6 years and up): $300

    • Bonded pairs get discounts

    • Dogs with medical conditions get discounts

  • Cats:

    • Kittens (Under a year old): $350​

    • Adults: $300

    • Seniors: $250

    • Bonded pairs get discounts

    • Cats with medical conditions get discounts

Adoptable Animals
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