If you would like to apply for a rescue dog please go to the forms/applications sections on the left side bar under 'Pages of Interest.' Make sure you fill out what dog you are applying for. http://www.shortmugsrescuesquad.org/forms/
Our goal is to match our dogs with the perfect owners. Our application process is designed so that we can look for the home that best fits the dog. The application process consists of reviewing applications, veterinary checks and home visits. The time it takes depends on how many dogs we currently have in our care and the volume of applications we have received.
We only accept applications for dogs listed on the available page not dogs that are still in foster care.
1.) The approval process begins with you completing the adoption application. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee to apply. This helps off set some of the costs to care for our rescue dogs. Please be aware thay by applying and paying the fee you are not guaranteed to be approved for adopting a dog.
Once you submit your application we do a veterinary check and if that goes well the foster home will contact you via email.
2.) During the approval process a telephone interview will be done.
3.) If the vet check and telephone interview go well you will be contacted again to schedule a home visit. Our goal of the home visit is to meet you in person and make sure the living environment is safe for the dog. All people and pets living in your home must be present during the home visit.
How will I find out if I get the dog?
A member of Short Mugs will contact you to let you know whether you have been approved to adopt a dog from us.
Will you adopt to homes with unaltered dogs (not spayed/neutered)?
No, we will not adopt to homes with unaltered dogs.