As a value driven organization, our mission is to provide a loving and caring environment as well as individualized health care to all of the animals in our care.
We are committed to assisting animals find their forever homes as well as helping the animals and families to achieve the highest level of independence after adoption.
We strive to make our services part of the highest quality provided in a cost-efficiant, optimal outcome focused manner by our competent, compassionate, caring volunteers.
Adopting A Furry Friend!
All of our dogs come with up-to-date vaccinations, are spayed/neutered, heart worm checked and treated with monthly heartworm medication, microchipped, treated for any fleas and worms, DISCOUNTED 30 days of health insurance, and free basic/problem-solving training before and after adoption if needed. Also included is a journal of the dog's progress IF they have undergone any training and an adoption gift bag.
Full health records are provided to the adopters. adoption fees vary depending on the amount of vet care put into the animal. Read more about what is offered, more information about adoption requirements, and much more on our web site.
If you would like to apply for adoption for a dog or cat, please click the "Adopt" link on the left side of the page or go to our web site www.fewstepsfromhome.com to fill out an application.
If you would like to inquire about a dog or cat adoption, please e-mail the contact listed on the petfinder web page. Thank you!
they tried to explain but the landlord said "no. Their building was dog free, so I couldn't go. Thus the days of a family dog ended, and no, I live in a cage, daily wondering how....Much longer I'll have to wait 'til I'll be cherished once more. Will you be the one, to "unlock" my cage door?
Rules for Adopting
After you have adopted your new pet, that animal and its subsequent behavior is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. You will be given a packet of information regarding care and behavior to help you make your life and your new pet's a successful one.
There is a wealth of information on the Internet and we will help you with resources the best we can. Once you have adopted an animal, you CANNOT come back and exchange it for another one.
We also will perform after-adoption call backs/e-mails to see how the adopted animal is working out in the household. At that time, if you have any problems, concerns, or questions, we can help you. That's what we are here for; to help you through any difficult patches. Our goal is to keep these furry friends in forever homes.
Fostering An Animal
We are always looking for people who want to provide our animals with a good, temporary home while we look for a permanent one.
Please click the "How You Can Help" Link to learn more!
Other Ways to Help
Few Steps from Home operates solely on generous donations from people like you. We appreciate any help you can provide toward vet bills and other urgent needs.
Please donate online with PayPal by following the "How You Can Help" link.
Mail your donation to:
FEW STEPS FROM HOME
P.O. BOX 1547
BAY CITY, MI 48706- 0547
If you can't afford to donate money and still want to help the animals, consider donating your time. Do you love animals and have a few spare minutes a day or a few hours a month? We always need volunteers to help. Click the "How You Can Help" link to learn more.
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