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ADOPTION FAQS

If you are unable to locate the answers to your queries on our website, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at pawsinyourhandsrescue@gmail.com.If you are unable to locate the answers to your queries on our website, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at pawsinyourhandsrescue@gmail.com.

FAQ: FAQ

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR ADOPTING A DOG?

The initial step in the adoption process is to complete an adoption application and obtain full approval from our organization. We strongly recommend getting fully approved before specifically looking at individual dogs, as many of them are adopted quickly, especially puppies and small dogs.

Once you have submitted your application and the required pictures, our adoption coordinator will thoroughly review your responses, pictures, and videos. You can expect to hear back from us within 1-3 days. 

If we determine that we can proceed with the adoption process, we'll schedule an interview with you via phone or Zoom. During the interview, we will address any questions we may have and explain our adoption procedures. By the end of the call, we will inform you if your application has been approved.

Upon approval, we will provide you with a copy of our adoption contract, your new pet's records, and any other necessary documents. Afterward, we will make arrangements for transportation, and within 1-2 weeks, your new furry family member will be on their way to join your loving home. We appreciate your interest in adopting from us and are excited to help you find your perfect match!

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAR BACK FROM THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR?

If you do not receive a response from us within 1-3 days, there could be a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, we may have received a high volume of applications for the particular animal you are interested in, which might require more time for us to review and process.

Alternatively, it's possible that you may not have provided the corresponding pictures required to complete the application, which could delay the process.

We want to assure you that the application process is entirely free of charge, and you only need to complete it once. Once you submit your application, it will be kept on file, and you will be considered for other potential adoptions as well. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to find the best homes for our animals. Rest assured, we will be in touch as soon as possible to update you on the status of your application. 

CAN I VISIT YOUR RESCUE?

We operate without a physical location, and instead, all of our dogs are placed in foster homes across Texas. If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, the initial step is to complete and submit an adoption application. This application will help us better understand your preferences and ensure that we find the most suitable match for you and our canine companions.

CAN I MEET THE DOG IN PERSON BEFORE I ADOPT?

We have found that the majority of our dogs from Texas are adopted before they are transported. In some cases, we may be able to arrange a meet and greet, depending on your location. However, this option is typically available only to Texas residents unless the dog(s) are fostered out of state. The adoption profile for each dog will specify if they are still located in Texas.

Pre-adoption is a crucial step in our adoption process. It enables us to conduct thorough screenings of potential adopters, ensuring that we can match them with dogs that suit their lifestyles and preferences. By doing so, we aim to reduce the risk of animals being returned or not finding suitable forever homes. We take great care in making sure that our dogs are placed in loving and compatible homes, and your understanding of this process is greatly appreciated

DOG BREEDS & PERSONALITY:

PIYHR  makes no guarantees on breed--most animals we receive from shelters are mixed breeds. Regarding shelter dogs, especially mixed breeds, it can be challenging to accurately determine their specific breed composition without conducting a DNA test. Shelter staff and volunteers often make educated guesses about a dog's breed based on their physical features, characteristics, and behavior. However, these assessments are not definitive and can vary from person to person.

It's important to note that determining the temperament or behavior of a dog can be a complex and dynamic process, especially in a shelter or rescue environment. Observations made by shelter staff and volunteers are valuable in providing general insights into a dog's behavior, but they may not always accurately represent how a dog will behave in a different environment or with different individuals.

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