Love And Puppy Paws Dog Rescue (LAPP Dog Rescue) was formed to help alleviate the stress of city and county animal control facilities around South and Central Texas by accepting dogs into our rescue that would have otherwise been taken to overpopulated animal control facilities and would be at risk of euthanasia due to space restraints, behavioral issues, and/or medical issues. Any dogs taken into LAPP Dog Rescue's care will be placed into foster homes, receive veterinarian care, receive training for behavioral issues if needed, and gain socialization skills before they are adopted into their forever homes.
Our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education, and programs needed to decrease the number of abandoned, neglected, and stray dogs in South and Central Texas in an effort to assist in reaching the goal of making more Texas animal control facilities no kill.
Please be advised that applications are reviewed in the order that they are received. To ensure we are honoring the dogs that we have committed to helping, we do have policies and procedures in place that we follow when reviewing adoption applications. Our organization is ran 100% by volunteers, so please be mindful that when you submit an application that it can take a few days to be reviewed.
Submitting an application is not a confirmation that the adoption will be approved/completed. Before submitting the contract, please read the FULL description on PetFinder describing the dog's personality, energy level, housing requirements and our policy on meet and greets (hint: we do not do meet and greets prior to adoption).
Our main priority is to ensure we place the dogs in loving, responsible homes, so before filling out an application, be advised that we do verify the following:
1. Background checks on every adult in the home
2. Vet reference checks - Please call your vet ahead of time and give authorization for FurEver United Rescue to contact them for a reference. If your vet requires your authorization and you have not given them permission, we will email you and move onto the next applicant as to not hold up the process for others. All current pets in the home must be spayed/neutered, current on all vaccines, current on heartworm prevention. If you cannot afford proper vetting and monthly heartworm prevention, please do not submit an application.
3. We call personal references, so if you fail to provide names and contact phone numbers, your application is automatically denied.
(Should any vet references or personal references not respond back or are unable to verify information, your application will be denied).
4. A fenced yard is generally the requirement. We do consider each dog and the lifestyle of the adopters in the decision process. We understand that not everyone has a fenced in yard, which that is considered on a case-by-case basis depending on what is best for the dog.
5. Adoptions do require a virtual home check to ensure your home environment is safe for the dog.
Before submitting the application, understand that if you are approved, you will be signing a contract legally binding under the State of Texas. You will be held legally responsible for abiding by everything set forth in the contract.