"If you are looking to adopt, be prepared to complete a lengthy adoption application and to spend some time chatting on the phone with a volunteer. Don't be offended or annoyed - be thankful that those rescue-minded individuals care enough about the dogs in their care to ask the questions that need to be asked.Rescue organisations find some phenomenal homes - amazing people are out there. That being said, so many of the dogs in rescue are amazing too.
They are worth the time and effort and they deserve the exceptional home. They deserve a home that will keep them until the end of their days.The questions on the application (and if you're lucky enough to get that far, those asked of you in a phone interview) have been designed to weed out the bad owners.
Is the system perfect? No. Nothing is perfect. However, the situations that rescue organisations have encountered through the years has given them a pretty good idea of what to ask in order to find exceptional homes for the dogs.Why are exceptional homes needed? So these dogs do not end up without an owner again. So the dogs don't end up at a shelter where they might be euthanised.
"excerpt from a magazine article "why so many questions"
Some of our foster dogs will attract multiple applications and we, as a team, will discuss the merits of each application and proceed with the best possible applicant for that particular dog. Submitting an application does not guarantee an adoption.
Due to the large amount of applications received, the Adoption Team are NOT able to personally notify each application if unsuccessful.
Successful adoptions are announced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NovaPoochRescue
You must be over the age of 18 to apply.