adopt a pet?
By adopting an animal from a shelter rather than buying one from a breeder or a pet store, you can say no to intensive animal breeding (such as “puppy mills”) and give an animal in need a forever home.
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How do I adopt a pet?
If you want to adopt a pet from us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or message us on our Facebook page SOS ARMS Saving orphaned souls – Animal rescue mission Sheila
Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet!
Are there any adoption requirements?
You must meet and agree to certain terms and conditions before adopting a pet from the SOS Arms:
- You must be 18 years of age or older.
- If this pet does not work out, you must return it to the SOS Arms. If you return the pet within one week you will receive a partial refund of your adoption fee. The pet may be returned at any time after one week but fees are not refunded. Vet records and tags must be returned or a $25 replacement fee will be charged.
- Cat and kittens must be taken home in a plastic or cardboard carrier.
- We do not adopt out dogs as guard dogs or “yard” dogs.
- We do not release any animals to research facilities.
- You must have the proper facilities to maintain and contain your pet before placement.
- We do not adopt out animals as gifts.
- If you have other pets, all resident pets need to have current veterinary care and be spayed or neutered.
- We ask that you take your new pet for a veterinary check within 5 business days.
- A vet reference, vet check and/or a home visit may be required.
How to avoid picking the wrong pet?
Ask yourself the following:
- Do you really have enough time to spend with your new furry friend? Dogs are pack animals and need to be with their pack. A lonely dog is an unhappy dog.
- What kind of activities can I do with my dog? How can I fulfill his social/active needs? Every dog needs a job! A bored dog is an unhappy dog.
- Which dog is right for me and my life situation? What are the needs of the breed I chose? What about the age of the dog? What are the needs of this dog’s age? Should it be a large, small, active, calm, young, or old dog?
- Do you plan far enough into the future? A dog can live 15 years or more!
- Who is looking after the dog when you go on vacation or spontaneously get away?
- What if you are sick? Do you have a care option in case of emergency?
- Do all family members agree with introducing a new pet in the household?
- It may be that your new four legged friend can’t do anything and still has to learn everything. Are you ready? They have their own little personalities and their own learning rhythm and styles. Not all dogs can or want to learn tricks.
- Some dogs have never lived in a house before. They are not housebroken, they chew on things or destroy them. Can you handle it and are you willing to work together with your four-legged friend on changing that behavior?
- Some dogs experienced life in a big city and have to get used to be confined in a home. They need to learn how to deal with the household noises (hello vacuum), environment and people. Some dogs are not used to walking on a leash. Have you considered that? Can you live with a dog that needs to learn how to walk on a leash or a dog who hates the leash?
- Some dogs experienced horrible abuse. They are scared, confused, lost their faith in humanity, are afraid of other dogs, cats, men, children, cars, etc. .. do you have enough time and patience to deal with that?
- Most welfare animals despite their past, are rewarding companions, surprisingly social. IF you are good to them, give them the TIME to get used to everything. Give them LOVE and PATIENCE to get used to their new family and life.
Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
All our pets come vaccinated according to their age and microchipped.
All female pets over 6 months of age and male pets over 1 year old come spayed/neutered.
Let us know if you required a specific test for the pet you are interested to adopt.