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Homeless Angels Rescue Team, Houston, Texas

Houston, TX

Adoption Policy

Welcome to Homeless Animals Rescue Team. We are an independent, small, non-profit rescue group, based in Houston, Texas. Our goal is to place homeless animals into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our animals’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible animals, as well as find the right dog/cat for you and your lifestyle.
This information is giving to you, as a guide of our adoption process, and protocol. We are happy to see our animals going to the best forever home, but we want to assure, the family and the pet are the perfect match. Our dogs are mainly rescued from shelters, bad homes environments, and strays. We work hard to rehabilitate, socialize, and make them the best companion. They are not perfect trained animals, and sometimes, new environments take a little time to adjust. Patience is the best way to help the process, and we are going to be available to help the new family as best as we can. We can also suggest excellent and affordable trainer if you like to go a little further on enriching their social skills.
We are a 100% spay/neuter rescue, which means ALL of our adoptable pets will be altered prior to adoption. We also require that your animals are altered as well. We exist because there are many homeless and neglected animals in the world that are in need and our way of working towards a No-Kill Nation is by requiring any of our foster &/or adoptive families to have altered pets. Any applicant that has an unaltered animal will be denied.
All of the animals in our rescue are living in homes, with their foster families. This is an environment we prefer over a shelter environment, where many of our rescued pets were saved from, going from a caged off section of a loud shelter or pound to a home environment is not an easy transition. We work very hard to rehabilitate these animals to living as a normal dog or cat would live in a home with a loving family. Any forever home for our rescued pets needs to be looking for a companion animal - a pet that will live primarily inside their home, not chained up outside. We understand that the majority of pets love spending time outside, and that is no issue by us. We just ask that the animal you are looking to adopt becomes a pet, not a lawn ornament or a 'guard dog'. Our rescued pets need to become a part of a family.
The decision to bring a pet into your family should be a family decision, not a surprise gift. Everyone, including the children, should educate themselves on the different breeds of dog or cat they are interested in to determine what would fit best into their lifestyle. Giving a pet to someone as a gift is assuming the pet you chose is what they need/want and choosing that they are willing to accept this responsibility and be willing to care for this pet for the next 15 or so years. Our adoption process consists of a 'meet and greet', where the animal meets everyone residing in the adoptive home - including other animals, as well as a 'home visit', where one of our volunteers visits the adoptive home to ensure it is a safe and appropriate new home for the specific animal. We will not approve an application for an animal that is going to be given as a gift or surprise.

Xio Beeks
Owner and Founder
Homeless Angels Rescue Team – HARTAllCreatures

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