Our Adoption Process consists of 6 Steps:
- Complete and submit an adoption application
- Come to our bi-monthly Sunday adoption fair and meet our available dogs.
- Adoption application review (hang tight, we are volunteers).
- Adoption committee review – After meeting with you at the adoption fair and introducing you to the dogs, the adoption committee will meet, discuss and make a decision with regard to adoption. We will contact you to let you know if we believe you are a good match.
- Home check – A representative will come to your home so that we can ensure the animal’s new home is safe and secure and free of any potential health risks. This is important to ensure the environment is suitable for a dog and, when necessary, educate the adopter and share some helpful tips for a successful adoption.
- Agreement & Donation – A contractual agreement is completed between KimmyCare and the dog’s new family and a donation is requested. We suggest a minimum donation of $20/usd. Look into your heart, if you are able to give more, please do. KimmyCare receives no corporate or government funding, and our cost to rescue and place the average dog far exceeds $200/usd.
Certain Rules Always Apply
Spay/neuter: If the adopter has other dogs or cats, all of those animals MUST be spayed/neutered. The only exception is if the animal they have is too young to be altered or has a medical condition that prevents him from being altered.
Senior adopter: If the potential adopter is elderly, and especially if he has not had a dog in many years, there is a concern that there are unrealistic expectations of the amount of time and energy required to responsibly care for a dog – particularly a young energetic dog. It would be unusual for the adoption committee to place a dog under 4 or 5 years of age with an older adopter. In addition to meeting all of our general adoption criteria, elderly adopters must have a family member or close friend who is willing to be the co-adopter. In the event that the adopter is no longer able to care for the dog, the co-adopter agrees to take full responsibility for the dog.
Our criteria for determining how we place a dog with a prospective adopter is based on 4 primary concerns:
- The safety of the dog
- The suitability of the prospective adopter, their home & lifestyle to a particular dog’s needs
- The pet ownership history of the applicant
- The stability of the prospective adopter’s home and lifestyle
Do you think that you have found the perfect dog to add to your family but you’re not completely sure? Consider the Foster to Adopt Option.
Many fabulous matches have been made for people who weren’t completely ready to commit. By giving you a two week “trial” period, you will have the chance to get to know the dog and see if it’s a good fit for you. This can be an excellent option for those with another dog already in their home.
To ensure our dogs are placed into the best forever homes possible, we require that all prospective parents and foster homes fill out the Adoption Application and the Adoption Agreement.
Please bring your completed forms to any adoption event or email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Your adoption fee ensures that your new pet has been provided:
- Veterinary checkup
- Vaccinations: Parvo, Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella
- Fecal exam and de-worming
- Treatment for fleas and Ticks
- Test and treatment if necessary for heart-worms
- All members of the family must be present in order to adopt. We want to make sure it’s a good fit for everyone.
- You must be 21 years or older to adopt. Please bring a valid form of I.D.
- Adopters must provide proof of residence.
- Adopters must be willing to allow our representative to make a follow-up contact, either in person or by phone.
- If at any time you are unable to keep the pet or offer it proper care, it must be offered back to us before alternate arrangements are made.
- Applications must be completed and approved prior to adopting an animal.
- If approved, an applicant must sign a contract to adopt an animal which outlines the responsibilities of the shelter and the adopter.
- Adopters must reside within 50 miles of San Miguel de Allende.