Every dog. Wanted.
Path of Hope Rescue exists to rescue pregnant dogs and puppies under six months old. We set them up for the best possible life by careful screening of adoptive homes, continuing education and resources, and training incentives to keep dogs in the home for life. While we believe in saving every dog that is conceived, we spay and neuter all of our dogs to ensure that we do not contribute to massive overpopulation that results in hundreds of thousands of dogs euthanized every year across the country.
Shelters will no longer have to euthanize due to overpopulation. Someone who wants a dog would be able to rescue one or go to a breeder without guilt or shame because every dog is wanted and here on purpose.
1. Saving dogs who are at risk of euthansia, living a life of neglect or abuse.
2. Preventing dogs from ending up in the shelter system or being "re-homed" by ensuring
proper home placement and incentivising training to prevent common causes of owner
surrender. All dogs are adopted with an Adoption Contract that protects our dogs for
3. Spaying and neutering every animal is "non-negotiable" with our Contract, so that we
end the cycle of overpopulation
Please visit our website to get all of your FAQs answered, but here is our Adoption Process:
1. Complete and read through the entire application, enduring my sense of humor along the way. Be honest, we evaluate each situation individually and we've all made mistakes! Most of the questions are open ended on purpose. Take your time, answer thoroughly and completely. The more information we have, the better chance you have!
2. Every application will get a reply, good or bad, but please allow 1-3 business days before checking in.
4. We will contact your Veterinarian and your Reference.
3. Our Matchmaker will give you a call and have a conversation with you.
4. Next, we will set up a Meet and Greet with your kiddo's Foster. This is typically done via group text message. You may meet as many dogs as you'd like. This may be at the Foster's home or yours, depending on the Foster's preference. Please leave your dogs at home if the location is not your home.
6. If the Meet and Greet goes well and the foster signs off, then we will arrange a Home Inspection and 48 hour In Home Trial. Most times these can be done on the same visit. Please make sure every household member is home for this. We are checking out what the dog's environment would be, the condition and temperament of your other animals and to make sure the energy of the people are a good match for the dog. But mostly we gotta make sure you aren't a closet N'sync fan or have a collection of human hair. If everything looks good and you've successfully hidden your crazy, then we will leave the kiddo for an In Home Trial. For an older dog, this will give you the chance to make sure the pup is a good fit in your home. For a puppy, it will give you the experience of what your life will be like when you are sleep deprived and constantly cleaning up poop. We will provide food and a borrowed crate if needed.
8. If the kid isn't a good fit, then you'll bring them back to their Foster and we can arrange a Meet and Greet with another kid! If they *are* a good fit, then Congratulations!! Its time to make it official! The kiddo stays in your home and we will finalize adoption via mail. Yes, snail mail. I know, lame. This whole process can all happen in a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
9. If the dog has not yet had it's spay/neuter surgery yet, it will be your responsibility to bring the dog back to PHR's vet on one of our scheduled dates. The date will be determined at the time of adoption finalization. This is non-negotiable and will be included in the contract.
10. You get 10 extra points if you realized the numbering was wrong! However, this is "Who's Line is it Anyway?" rules and the points don't mean a thing.