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Chief’s FAQs

What is K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc.’s adoption process?

K9 Enrichment Initiative fosters, and adopters must be within 60 miles of our home base in Plainfield, IL. (Exceptions made regarding special needs dogs, the adopter and with the board's consent) How to adopt a dog from the K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc. 1. Complete our online application. https://k9ei.dog/portfolio/apply-now-to-foster-adopt/ 2. Donate $10 towards the processing of your application. The accounts are HTTPS://BIT.LY/K9EI4LIFE or www.venmo.com/K9EI4LIFE If a dog is not placed with you at the time of applying, your application will be held for a year. You can simply email me us applications@k9ei.dog and ask that your application be reviewed for another dog. 3. Your application will be processed, including a vet check, personal reference, and criminal background checks. A telephone interview will be conducted as well as a home visit most commonly with the dog you are interested in adopting. 4. The dog will be introduced into your home for 14 to 21 days, allowing time for adjustment. At the end of that time, if the match is perfect for the family as well as the dog, an adoption contract is signed. This allows the dog to assimilate to the new environment and for the bonding process to begin for both the dog & family. We have a $500 donation fee for dogs under 6 months, with a non-refundable deposit of $200 on puppies under 6 months. $400 for 1-7 years, $300 for 7 years plus. All dogs are spay/neutered, microchipped, up to date on core vaccinations appropriate to age, and on preventatives. 5. Applicants must be 21 years of age, be financially able to support the dog's everyday needs as well as medical expenses, be physically and mentally capable of caring for the dog. If you do not own your residence, you must provide documented proof from your landlord stating the dog is welcome to live at the residence. Some dogs will require a fenced yard based on their personality and past history. We weigh the needs of the dog carefully and look to place the dog in the best fit possible. Often a dog chooses their family and makes it pretty obvious quickly if they are comfortable or not. Applicant must have knowledge of the breed of dog they wish to be considered for adding to their family.

What is Chief’s adoption fee?

The adoption organization hasn’t provided fee details on this pet yet, but you can reach out to them directly for more info.

Is Chief good with kids?

Chief is good with kids under the age of 5 and kids over the age of 5.

Is Chief good with other animals?

Chief is good with other dogs. Chief is not good with cats.

When can I meet Chief?

As soon as the adoption organization has a chance to review your information, they’ll reach out with next steps and timing.

When can I adopt Chief?

Time to adopt varies, but typically adoption organizations require an official application prior to adoption. If you’re a match, they’ll reach out with next steps and timing.

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