So, you’re thinking about adopting?

You’ve come to the right place! Our furry friends come to us in a variety of ways – the streets/strays, owner surrenders, with most of them coming from our local shelters.

Every animal brought in to the GLBR Family is given 100% from us to ensure they are healthy and happy. Like people, no two animals are the same. More often than not, when a new animal comes to us, it takes time to learn who they are, what they like (and who they like) and do not like. We do our best to learn the animals personality, get them on the right path with good manners and basic obedience training, and nurture and love them so their little personalities can shine. There is nothing quite like a happy, healthy, well behaved rescue pet!

Before you bring a new addition in to your home, we strongly encourage you to consider the following: 

1. Do you rent an apartment, house, condo etc?     Find out if your landlord has breed/weight restrictions prior to adopting. GLBR, along with the majority of other animal rescues will verify this information. In addition, there is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a shelter animal get adopted from an animal shelter and get returned because the person/family did not confirm that they are allowed to have a dog or a specific breed. This often also leads to these animals facing almost certain euthanasia when they are returned to the shelter. Please do your due diligence prior to adopting.

2. Are you prepared to set your new family member up for success? Bringing a new pet in to the home is a big commitment! Some dogs and/or cats may acclimate to the new environment quickly while others can be slow to adjust. If there are other pets in the home, we recommend slow introduction and integration. We are here to help you through because we want you and your new pet succeed. 

3. Are you willing to invest in training? We do our best to work with our dogs prior to them being adopted; however, training is only successful if maintained. Are you willing to seek out training in the event your pet needs it? We strongly encourage training vs. returning a dog to a rescue or shelter. Sometimes all they need is a little guidance to get them on the right track. We know some amazing trainers! Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

4. Please note that we do not ever adopt pets out as a surprise or gift for a friend or family member. If there are multiple adults in the home, we must know that everyone is on board with the adoption.

Our adoption process includes:
*Adoption Application
*Mandatory Home check
*Adoption contract upon adoption finalization
*Non-Negotiable adoption donation fee: $200 to $450

What the adoption fee covers:

  • All medical – All GLBR animals are up-to-date on vaccinations including Rabies, spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and flea control. In certain cases, some of our rescues require an extensive amount of medical treatment to get them healthy. We will spare no expense when it comes to the health and well being of our animals. Extensive medical costs will never be passed on to the adopting family; but, your adoption fee does help us recover some of the costs.
  • Supplies – Food, leash and collar, treats, blankets, toys, bathing/grooming products
  • In some cases, animals may need to be boarded or go in to a training program. Again, these costs will never be passed on to the adopting family, but a portion of your adoption fee will help us recover some of the cost.

Please note: Completing adoption application and home check does not guarantee placement of one of our rescued pets in to your home. We reserve the right to deny an adoption at any time. Adoptions also do not work a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

If there are other pets in the home, we require proper introduction of new pet in to the home with one of our rescue representatives.

You will also agree to follow up visits, and we reserve the right to regain ownership of the adopted pet in the event the contract has been violated.
 
**WE ONLY ADOPT OUT TO MICHIGAN AND NORTHERN OHIO RESIDENTS**

 
ADOPTION & FOSTER APPLICATIONS
 


Ready to adopt?
You can find our foster and adoption applications HERE. Please feel free to CONTACT US

We look forward to helping you find your perfect GLBR family member!
Love,   The GLBR Team