We require prospective adopters to meet both us and the animal, fill out an application and be interviewed. The final approval for an application is not given until we have met you & you have met the prospective new pet. Adoptions are not done a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are selected based upon the best match of the particular pet's temperament and needs. If an application is approved we may require a home check by our volunteers to ensure the pet's safety.