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Our rescue animals come from many different circumstances. We focus primarily on local dogs, cats, and some exotics that are without a home or that need to be rehomed due to extenuating circumstances. Some are from our Outreach Program, some are transferred from other local rescues and shelters, and some are owner surrenders. The reasons are many, but the common factor is they need our help. When you adopt your pet from GEARS, you help an animal in need.
If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, we ask that you submit an adoption application, even if you’re not sure exactly which animal you’d like. Our Adoptions Director will review the application and assign it to an Adoptions Coordinator. We will contact your references, and if we believe we have a possible match we would then schedule the meet and greet.
The meet and greet is typically at your home, so the animal can meet all members of your family (pets included!) and we can complete a home visit at the same time. We can also do a virtual meet and greet if the parties are more comfortable. We recommend a 24 hour waiting period after the meet so you can be sure you are ready for your new family member. A trial adoption may take place to ensure a good fit for everyone. If both parties are confident in the match, we then arrange a time to finalize the adoption!
This entire procedure should be completed in a week, but varies according to schedules.
We also hold adoption events where a number of our animals will be present and interested families can come meet and socialize. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions about the animals and our procedures.
All of our adoptable animals are raised in loving foster homes with force free training. Vet check, tattoo or microchip, vaccinations, deworming, and spay/neuter are all included for cats and dogs. We also have a Happily Ever Afters page on Facebook so adoptive families can connect with each other, ask for tips, and share photos and stories. We offer ongoing support and can recommend boarding kennels, trainers, food choices, etc for as long as you need!
1. Fill out the application for the animal you are interested in.
2. An adoptions coordinator will be in touch within 2 business days letting you know the status of your application
3. Adoption coordinator checks references
4. Schedule a meet and greet at the applicants home with the foster parent and animal.
5. After the meet we give everyone 24 hours to think it over. If everything is ok then we schedule another time to come back over with the animal.
OUR ADOPTION FEES:
Dogs and Puppies – $400
Cats and Kittens – $200
2 Cats/Kittens – $350
Rabbit – $60
For amateurs, enthusiasts and pros alike! Registration open now, and sponsorship opportunities are available for a limited time.
We can issue tax receipts for cash donations equal or greater than $20! Our charity number is 822791430RR0001
P.O. Box 69013 Skyview