One of our volunteers will review your application and do a vet reference check. If you currently are renting, we will need to verify that pets are allowed and if there are any breed or size restrictions. If you are a young adult living with roommates or family members, we will need to speak with everyone in the home. We know waiting for a response is the worst part, and please know that we try to process applications as quickly as possible! A response may take up to 3 business days and could be longer around the holidays. Please keep in mind that most of our volunteers have day jobs and social commitments which don’t always allow immediate response. Contacting the rescue with follow-up emails and calls during this waiting time will slow down the process for everyone. Making sure you provide complete and accurate information can help the process go smoothly.
Please note: The rescue’s policy is that we do not adopt to homes that have unspayed/unneutered pets or pets who are not up-to-date on vaccinations, and all of our adoptables are required to be indoor pets only. Additionally, it is Pet Tales’ policy not to allow 2 female dogs within 4 years of age. We’ve had quite a few cases where the dogs get along well for years even, but as the dogs get older issues pop up between them. This is not the case for all pairs of female dogs and there are many examples of female dogs that get along just fine, but it’s happened frequently enough to merit a policy against these types of adoptions in an effort to limit the number of issues and surrendered pets in the future.