K9 Enrichment Initiative fosters and adopters must be within 90 miles of our home base in Plainfield, IL. (Exceptions made based on the dog, the adopter and with the board's consent)
How to adopt a dog from the K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc.
1. Complete our online application. Link below.
2. 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.
3. 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 $400 donation fee for dogs under 1 year, $350 for dogs years 1 to 6 and $250 for dogs 7 and older.
4. 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.