About Forgotten Friends
Forgotten Friends started rescue efforts in 1999 taking in mixed breed dogs who would never have found forever homes and remained forgotten. In 2004 we became a 501(c)(3) which enabled us to greatly improve our ability to save more lives and contribute to the happiness of our adopter families. Our goal was and is, to speak for the voiceless, restore them as close as possible to good health, and find forever homes that can commit to their lifetime care.
We are a totally volunteer based group and all of our donations and adoption fees go directly to our dog’s veterinary care, food, heartworm prevention and basic needs. Any donations given to Forgotten Friends are tax deductible.
If you are interested in adopting one of our puppies or adult dogs, please fill out the application below as thoroughly as possible so that we may evaluate if you might be the best candidate for the dog you are applying to adopt. Our goal is to make the “perfect” match between what the applicant family needs and wants in their new dog and the individual needs of each and every dog.
Applications are evaluated on the best match possible for our dogs and not on a first application basis. It is the commitment of each of our fosters to find the best home possible for each and every one of their fosters. Some homes may be a better fit than another and we trust our Fosters to make that decision for their dog.
Many of our dogs are living in a private “mini” shelter environment, so evaluations like house training, good with cats, etc. may not be available. These dogs are all waiting for appropriate foster homes to have an opening so we will be in a position to have more pertinent information that will help with their placement.
When your application is received, it will be forwarded to the appropriate foster home. All fosters are volunteers and will be answering your applications as soon as time is available
The foster will discuss your needs and their foster’s needs and personality to see if they and you feel their foster may fit into your home. We have found that often an application may not suit the dog that is being applied for, but is just perfect for another. In this case we will refer the applicant to that dog and away from the one for which they placed their application. We will also work with you to find the best dog possible for your needs, limitations and desires!
Each foster can decline, redirect or confirm an adoption. Individual fosters have their own guidelines in different areas for placement of their dogs.
****** We normally do not allow adoptions outside of the general Austin area or allow out of state adoptions.******
A call to your vet will be placed to check on sterilization of your present pets, current vaccinations and monthly heart worm preventative for any dogs you may own. A home check will be scheduled to check on proper fencing and living conditions for our dog. If you rent, written rental permission must be supplied. Once a dog is listed as PENDING, it is no longer available for applications.
Once the adoption paperwork is approved and the adoption fee is paid, you will receive copies of the medical records and adoption agreement. During the first two weeks of the adoption, if for some reason the dog must be returned, half of the adoption fee is non-refundable. If the dog is returned after the two week period your adoption fee will become a tax deductible donation. The dog adopted from our group will need to be returned to the group for rehoming.
Forgotten Friends – Mixed Breed Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our adoption fees normally range from $350 – $450. The dog’s adoption fee will include, but not be limited to, a Veterinary exam, current vaccinations, worming, heart worm test if applicable, monthly preventative, spay or neuter and microchip.
If you are interested in more than one dog, you only need to fill out one application, just list all of the dogs in the “dog you are interested in” field. We appreciate your interest in adopting a dog from Forgotten Friends and look forward to receiving your application. You must be over 21 years of age to adopt and the actual adopter should be the person completing the application.