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:
What the adoption fee covers:
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.