If you are interested in one of our dogs, completing the adoption application below is the first step. Once your application is received, a staff member will contact you to review your application. If all adoption requirements are met, an appointment will be set so you can meet the dog in which you are interested.
If, upon meeting the pet you are interested in adopting him/her, we will complete the processing of your application. On the adoption application, we ask for three references so that we may cross-check information.
If you leave any questions blank, we have the right to disqualify your application. It usually takes one week to process an adoption application. We are interested in finding the RIGHT home for a dog. This may not necessarily be the first person who applies to adopt a dog.
Our procedure enables us to gather complete and well-rounded information. We want to make an informed and wise decision that will lead to a lifetime relationship between a family and pet.
We do follow-up calls to help insure the placement is working, to hone our dog and cat evaluation skills, and to help with any questions that may arise. Our procedure is about righting a wrong. If an animal is being re-homed by us, something has already gone wrong in their life. We want to find them a home where they’ll be cherished and loved.
Please realize that it may take up to two weeks for your pet to be comfortable in your home. It is possible that he/she may have some accidents during this adjustment period.
I understand the AWF adoption procedure and agree to complete all questions on the application and provide any additional information requested by an AWF representative. I also understand that any false statements given on this application will disqualify me from adopting an AWF pet.