Our adoption process involves meeting the animal, either at Petsmart in Lake Elsinore on Saturdays from 10-2 or by appointment on other days at the rescue. If you like the animal and we both feel it is a good match, then an application and adoption contract will need to be completed. We then arrange a convenient day/time for us to deliver the animal to its new home to do a home check. We will collect the adoption fee (cash only) at that time. All our adoptions are on a trial basis because our goal is to have a successful adoption where the animal has a good permanent home and never ends up in a bad situation again. We ask that you give the animal a chance to adjust and settle in his new home and environment. Going to a new home with new people and new environment is traumatic and stressful. It will take time for the animal to become comfortable around you and his/her new home. This should be a bonding period where you get to know the animal and connect with it, spend time with it and take things slow. He/she will need to get to know and trust you and learn the rules of the house and what is expected of him/her. This takes time, sometimes 2-3 weeks. During this time we will hold the adoption fee and if the adoption is not working out, we ask that you contact us and return the animal and we will refund your adoption fee.