Adoption Policies & Procedures

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue works very hard to match the right animal with the right family, making a successful adoption experience. To do so, we offer foster to adopt options, and are willing to work with adopters to make this a happy, comfortable, right placement for the animals within a home. We strive for happy animals and happy adopters.

Adoption Procedures

The best way to adopt an animal from our rescue is to email us and let us know that you are interested in adoption. This is a good time to ask any question you may have about the animal(s) you are interested in. We will then tell you the best way to meet the animal you are interested in. In most cases this will involve coming to one of our adoption events where you are able to meet the animal(s) you are interested in. You will also be able to meet with the foster home and ask more questions. It is important that you and your family are informed about the animal(s) you are interested in. This includes the breed and personality of the animal. If you feel a connection with one of the animal(s) you are interested in we will then have you fill out a pre-adoption questionnaire (below). If the animal, you and your family seem to be a good match you will be able to adopt the animal. (Most bully breeds adopted from our rescue will require a home visit before an adoption can be finalized). You will then have to fill out our contract (below). After adoption we encourage any questions you may have and we would also love to hear about how your new pet is doing.

Policies:
  • This animal is adopted AS IS and all future vet work is your responsibility.
  • The animal(s) have generally received their age appropriate vaccines and blood work and are generally already spayed or neutered.
  • If for some reason the animal has not been spayed or neutered Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue requires that the Animal(s) be spayed or neutered by the age of six months.
  • The vet work completed by Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue is guaranteed. 

  • Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue does NOT guarantee the health or temperament of this animal. Unless provided by participating veterinarian.
  • There is a seven (7) business day trial period for the animal in your home. If you adopt the animal on a Saturday, the trial period expires on the following Saturday. If, for any reason such as landlord issues, allergies or animal personality clashes, you choose not to keep the animal, you must notify Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue immediately.
  • If notified during the trial period and you return the animal by 11AM to the following Pet Adoption, you will receive a replacement certificate for ONE animal of equal of lesser value valid for 60 days from date of return.
  • There will be no Cash refunds given at any time for any reason.
  • Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue requires that the animal be housed indoors in your home, unless otherwise specified in the "Notes" column of the contract.
  • Arrow’s Heart Animal Rescue reserves the right to make scheduled post-adoption home visits and/or follow up calls to check on the welfare of the animal and assure that the terms of the contract are being met.
  • If you cannot keep the animal, it MUST come back to Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue.

In some cases and for certain animals Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue will offer the chance to foster an animal for one to two weeks to determine if the animal is a good fit for the family. This is called a foster to adopt. In order to foster to adopt an animal it must be approved by the director of Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue. The potential family will then go through the foster application process which can be found on our Foster page. If you are interested in this option please email us at arrowsheart2012@gmail.com.

Adoption Fees

 

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue average adoption fees range from $300 to $400 per dog. These adoption fees go towards the proper vetting and medical care for our animals. This includes age appropriate spaying and neutering, age appropriate vaccinations, age appropriate blood work and deworming. These adoption fees also support our less fortunate animals that come in with special medical conditions. These medical conditions encompass a wide variety of things, some of them include kennel cough, heartworm disease, cherry eye, serve dental disease and many more. The adoption fees also cover supplies and pet food. Some examples of supplies include cleaning products, paper towels, kennels, blankets and toys.

 

The adoption fees for a cat or kitten in our program are between $65 and $200. This depends on the age and vet work completed on the cats or kittens.

Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue Pre-Adoption Questionnaire and Contract

Online Pre-Adoption Questionnaire
This form is our online pre-adoption questionnaire, which can be filled out electronically and emailed back to us. Filling out this form can make the adoption process move a little faster.
Online_Pre_Adopt.docx
Microsoft Word document [33.4 KB]
Printable Pre-Adoption Questionnaire
This form is our printable pre-adoption questionnaire; which can be printed, filled out and brought to one of our adoption events.
AHAR_Pre-Adopt.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [304.7 KB]
Arrow's Heart Animal Rescue Adoption Contract
If you would like see our adoption contract click this link.
AHAR_Adoption Contract.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [144.4 KB]