A Chance to Bloom is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of animal lovers. ACTB has observed a great need in our community to assist, rescue, foster, provide medical care and love for the unwanted, homeless, neglected and abused animals we so often see. Addressing issues that result in broken bonds between people and their pets as well as community services which may help keep a companion animal with the family they love. ACTB has networked with other Rescue Groups and Humane Organizations to transport and place companion animals all over the United States and Canada. We provide screening of all adoptive applicants to assure that the suitable companion is placed with the appropriate family. A Chance to Bloom provides these needed services through our fund-raising events set in place by our dedicated volunteers and through donations from individuals that believe in our mission. Without "u" there is no "us", please continue to share, educate, donate, foster and volunteer!
Step 1 – Fill out a Adoption Application
The first step is to have you fill out a adoption application. This application will tell us about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.
Step 2 – Application Preliminary Review
Our application review volunteers will initially screen your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not you will be contacted to either fill out another application or provide additional information.
Step 3 – Landlord Approval Verified
If it is determined that you rent your home, your landlord will be contacted to make sure you have approval to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.
If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point in the process.
Step 4 – Veterinary References Contacted
Our volunteers will contact the veterinary reference(s) you provided to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and kept current on heart worm prevention. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, this step is skipped.
If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify the spay/neuter and vaccination status of current or previous pets, processing of your application will be stopped until you can provide this information.
Step 5 – Home Visit and Applicant Interview
Our organization requires home visits to determine that the dog will be living in a safe environment. This is an informal chance for us to get to
know you, your lifestyle, home environment and determine which dog(s) in our program might be the best fit. (out of state adoptions have a little different process but do still require a home check)
Step 6 – Meeting between Approved Applicant & Available Dogs
Our organization does not have a shelter where the dogs can be visited. Most of our dogs are in foster homes. We do NOT arrange meetings between interested individuals and our fosters until an applicant has been approved via this adoption process. Once you have been approved, a volunteer (usually the foster) will contact you about scheduling a time for you to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. This meeting may occur at the foster’s residence or your home. Just because you are determined to be an approved adopter, you are NOT guaranteed a particular dog. For some dogs we receive many applications so we may allow multiple applicants to have a meeting with the dog before we choose the home that we feel will be the best fit for the dog. Also, if the volunteer involved in the meeting with you and the dog, does not feel you are a good fit for the dog, you may be denied adoption of that particular dog but you may be allowed to adopt another dog.
Step 7 – Adoption
If you have decided upon a dog that you would like to adopt you are required to sign an adoption contract and to provide payment of the adoption donation fee and spay/neuter deposit if necessary. At that time you become the owner of the dog. We may also provide a small supply of dog food that will allow you to transition the dogs diet to another food.
If at any time you are having issues with the dog, email and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you asap.
?Step 8 – Post Adoption
Dog Rescue is committed to the life, health and well being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract, that the dog be returned to us.