Whether from the foster's home, or at an adoption event these are the steps we take:
Dogs: If the adopter has a dog and is looking for a companion, we require them to bring their dog for a meet and greet. If the dogs get along, and the people decide this is the dog for them, or they are getting their first dog, there is a two page questionnaire they fill out. If the answers satisfy our criteria, we proceed with the adoption agreement. The adoption fee includes the sterilization, shots, microchip, (and if over 4 months, a rabies shot with County License tag), and the adoption fee.
Cats: We encourage the potential adopter to interact with the cat as long as they want (and as long as the cat permits). During that time, the discussion of declawing versus clipping nails is brought up, and we educate people about declawing and offer alternative methods of keeping kitty from destroying their furniture. If the adopter has decided on adopting a cat, there is a two page questionnaire they fill out. If the answers satisfy our criteria, we proceed with the adoption agreement. The fee for cats includes sterilization, shots, microchip, Felv/Fiv/Heartworm test, as well as the adoption fee.
We are an all-volunteer, all breed, foster-based cat and dog rescue. We mostly rescue cats and dogs that are at risk of euthanasia our local kill shelters. They live in temporary homes, while we get them vet checked and sterilized. Sometimes they come to us sick, injured or abused, and they stay with us while they recuperate or rehabilitate, and then get them ready for adoption. When the cats and dogs are ready for adoption, we take them to adoption events, where we do our best to match prospective pet parents with our rescue pets. We are New Hope partners with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, and Pinal County Animal Control, and Rescue Partners with Arizona Humane Society, Apache Junction Animal Control. We are also members of the Rescue Network of Arizona, and Phoenix Animal Care Coalition 911 (PACC911).
We have many lovable animals that are looking for their forever home. Please come and see us at one of our adoption events which are held every weekend at:
Metrocenter Petco at 2784 W. Peoria Ave. (Peoria and 28th Drive) in Phoenix. Stationary kennels during store hours.
North Scottsdale Petco at 7000 Mayo Blvd (Scottsdale Rd and the 101). Stationary kennels during store hours.
Fountain Hills Petco at 16835 E. Shea Blvd (Shea and Saguaro). Stationary kennels during store hours.
Metrocenter Petco at 2784 W. Peoria, Phoenix. We are there on Saturdays from 11:00-3:00.