IMPORTANT MEET & GREET INFO/ADOPTION POLICIES:
PLEASE REVIEW BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED MEET & GREET.
ALL MEET AND GREETS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
MEET & GREETS ARE HELD AT EITHER: THE RANCH, THE FOSTER HOME (each dog’s specific city location is listed on their profile), OR MAY BE HELD AT YOUR HOME.
For Meet & Greets at the Ranch: Our office is located at 25703 county rd. 95 Davis CA. You will recognize the property for the white fences, and the rolling green pastures. Please drive slowly down the driveway! There are many people and animals around. Park on the very first right, along the gravel by the blue barns. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
What to bring
1) ALL household members, current dogs included —
Unless previously discussed, we may not allow adoptions to be finalized if not all members are present. Some meet and greets end in an adoption the same day, however we may ask you to take some time to talk as a family, allow us to discuss as an organization & check back in within 24 hours.
After checking back in with HFP, once you decide to move forward with adoption, it is expected that you are able to pick up your foster dog within the same or next day (up to 48 hours). We cannot do “holds” longer than 2 days.
2) Slip Lead Leash + IDentification taG —
Our dogs will come with their collars — if you adopt a dog from a meet and greet, please put an ID tag on their collar (tag should include your name/number/address) before leaving! DOGS MUST WEAR A SLIP LEAD + WE RECOMMEND SECURING WITH A SECOND LEASH TO HARNESS OR COLLAR FOR THE FIRST WEEKS OR MONTHS.
3) PAYMENT OPTION —
Adoption Donations: we accept: 1) Venmo donation to @heartsforpawsrescue 2) Cash or 3) Check (made payable to Hearts for Paws Rescue to be left with the foster or an HFP authorized agent). Your donations are tax-deductible (our tax-code EIN 35-2566895 is listed under Hearts Fur Paws Rescue). We are happy to provide you a receipt upon request. Adoption donations are non-refundable. Each dog’s individual adoption donation is listed under their bio on our adoptable dogs page.
What you will be signing —
When you adopt a HFP Dog, you agree to provide companionship, shelter, food, water, life-time vetting, and care for the animal throughout it’s life. To make an adoption official we will sign a Transfer of Care/Custody Form, Waiver, and HFP’s Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum states: adopters must email picture up-dates to HFP within 2 weeks of an adoption, and at any point if/when requested. HFP has the right to schedule up to two post-adoption home-checks to check in on the well being of the animal. Additionally, and most importantly, if at any time an HFP adopted animal is no longer wanted*, or you can no longer care for the animal, adopters must inform HFP and offer the animal back in writing by completing our form at heartsforpawsrescue.com/rehomingrequest. HFP adopted dogs cannot be gifted, sold, brought to shelters, or given away. In most cases of return, we may ask you hold onto the dog until we can find safe & stable placement (another foster or another forever home). We welcome our dogs back with open arms to ensure their safety and well-being but may need some time to find accommodations. If you cannot hold onto the animal until placement can be found, you may be required to pay boarding fees.
If the animal is no longer wanted for behavioral issues - you may be asked to provide proof of an in-person consultation with a professional trainer prior to surrender.
Some animals are available with Spay/Neuter Agreements: The cost of Spay/Neuters is included in the adoption donation. However the clinics/vets we work with are often a few weeks out from an appointment. If your dog has not yet been fixed, you agree to bring your dog to the pre-scheduled spay/neuter appointment that we have already paid for. If an adopter cannot make it back to our area at that time, or prefers to go through their private vet, adopters must complete a spay/neuter by agreed upon date in contract. Adoptions are contingent on the timely completion of the operation. Per-contract: during this time, you also agree to keep your new pet on-leash only in public. Upon proof of surgery we can provide you with a refund amount of $75 dollars. Failure to provide proof of surgery by agreed upon time frame, may result in steps to get the animal back.
For puppies under 2-4 months that are not yet spayed/neutered: The cost of the Spay/Neuter is included in the adoption donation and appointments will be pre-scheduled based on your availability, through HFP in Sacramento, California. While some vets may suggest you wait a year to get your puppy fixed, our agreement is firm that the surgery must be done no later than 5 months. If an adopter cannot make it to Sacramento for their appointment or prefers to go through their private vet, adopters must provide proof of surgery by 20 weeks of age. Upon proof of timely surgery, we can provide you with a refund amount of $75 dollars. Per-Contract: Adopters must finish any age-appropriate shots for puppies at their own cost, and also agree to provide proper vetting and care for the dogs’ lifetime. Puppies must be carried in public until their final puppy shot series. Failure to provide proof of surgery by agreed upon time frame, may result in steps to get the animal back.