So how does this whole process work anyway?
1) The first step in the adoption process is choosing which dog(s) you are interested in! Click here to see a list of our adoptable dogs. Once you have found the dog you are interested in, submit an application with that dogs name on it. If you are interested in multiple dogs we have available, you can list all of their names on one application. Be very thorough on your application! The more thorough your application is, the greater chance you have at being selected for a phone interview.
2) Each application is reviewed by one of Goofy Foot Dog Rescue's adoption team members. Because most dogs receive multiple applications, we have to choose what we feel is the best application based on the needs of each dog. If your application is selected as a potential match for the dog(s) you applied for, you will receive a phone call from an adoption team member for an initial interview.*
3) After the initial phone interview, if you are approved and you decide to move forward with adoption, the adoption team member will go over transportation options and how to pay the adoption fee. We primarily use Hearts, LLC,, a USDA licensed transportation company. They are an amazing husband and wife team who have safely delivered over 12,000 dogs. Every other week, Hearts, LLC transports to Lebanon, TN; Bulls Gap, TN; Harrisonburg, VA; Hagerstown, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Allentown, PA; Bedminster, NJ; Southington, CT; and Willington, CT.
4) To pay an adoption fee, we can send you a paypal invoice or you can call the payment directly into our vets office over the phone with a credit card. After the adoption fee is paid, the adoption team member will schedule your dog for transport.
5) Show up to the designated pick up location on transport day to pick up your new family member, and then go live happily ever after!
*Please note that due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to or interview every applicant. Just because you do not receive an email or phone call regarding the dog you applied for does not mean that your application was not approved. It simply means another applicant was selected for that dog. Unfortunately, when we receive 10 amazing applications on one dog, we can only choose one adopter.
Applying for a dog does not guarantee adoption.