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IMPORTANT NOTICE PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED MONDAY-FRIDAY
EXCLUDING THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Washington's birthday 
Memorial, Independence, Labor Day
Columbus & Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day


PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
*All communication will be handled electronically, you must have an updated/valid email address with your application or you may not be contacted.( Keep an eye on your email during this time, including your spam folder, sometimes our emails get lost).

*We do not hold animals in care unless there is an age or medical related situation to inhibit the adoption process with that animal.

*Any applications that are found to be completed in a dishonest manner or incomplete will be denied. MSAR reserves the right to deny any application for any reason at any time.

*Please allow and expect at least 5-7 business days for processing before sending an email (longer processing times may apply, depending on landlord verification, incomplete information, or other items requiring a response/verification). 

REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must be able to meet all of MSAR'S adoption requirements, processes and adoption criteria. 

-Must have a proactive back up plan in place that ensures pet retention with all pets. 

-Must consider age-compatible matches, lifestyle, energy level, size, breed traits, and personalities when choosing a pet. 

-Must be prepared to enable pet retention & cope with personal lifestyle changes (i.e job change, relocation, health related issues, death, relationship or family member change, behavioral issues etc).

-Have an approved guardian, friend or family member available to care for your pet when needed if a lifestyle change should present.

-Must seek medical and behavioral support for situations as they arise with all pets and remain committed as a pet owner. 


- Resident pets must be altered (exception: only if medical reason exists, as stated by treating veterinarian). 

- Resident pets must be up to date on routine vaccines  as advised by the treating veterinarian      (exception: only if medical reason exists, as stated by treating veterinarian).  

- Residence must allow pets and accept the pet you apply for (exception: must verify medical reason exists to allow pet, as stated by treating physician).

-ALL adults in the home must pass a background check. (DISQUALIFICATIONS INCLUDEINVOLVEMENT OR CHARGES WITH CRIMES, OFFENSES OR A CRIMINAL HISTORY AT ANY LEVEL INDICATIVE OF ANY VIOLENT OFFENSES, ANIMAL ABUSE/NEGLECT, CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT, ABUSE/NEGLECT OF A VULNERABLE ADULT, ANY SEXUAL OFFENSES, ASSULT, THEFT, ARSON, OFFENSES INVOLVING DRUGS, NARCOTICS, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, ROBBERY, BURGLARY,  KIDNAPPING,  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND OTHER CHARGES OR INVOLVEMENT WITH CRIMES THAT WE FIND CONCERNING. ALL DENIALS WILL REMAIN AT THE DIRECT DISCRETION OF MSAR STAFF.)


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
MENDING SPIRITS ANIMAL RESCUE ADOPTS ANIMALS NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. However, if you are unable to come to us to meet & pick up the animal, then we are unable to approve your adoption request. Applying or meeting one of our adoptable animals does not guarantee adoption. We often receive multiple applications for the same animal, & must decide which home is best for each dog, cat, or critter. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes we must redirect great people to another available animal or have you patiently wait for another – please don’t take that personally! 

ADOPTION PROCESS:
1. Search adoptable animals and fill out the application when you find one you want to meet.

2. Adoption coordinator will review application and check vet/personal references & contact your landlord if you live in a rental property.

3. Foster provider schedules a “meet & greet" with potential adopter. This could take place at an adoption event, public place or foster's home. Resident dogs & children living or frequently visiting the adopter's home are REQUIRED to attend the meet & greet".

4. If foster provider and adopter agree it’s a good fit, then a home visit will be scheduled. Long distance adopters can request home visit prior to meet & greet to avoid multiple trips.  

5. After home visit is approved, payment and adoption contract will be completed. You will receive your contract via e-mail from DocuSign and your invoice via e-mail from PayPal. PayPal can be paid by credit, debit or PayPal account (you do NOT need a PayPal account).

6. Once payment, adoption contract and age appropriate vetting are complete, the new owners can pick up their pet!


VETTING:
All dogs/cats are fully vetted through our partner clinics and will not be adopted out prior to being spayed/neutered, microchipped, given preventatives: 
species, season and age specific,  vaccinated & tested.
Spayed/Neutered: All dogs/cats will be altered prior to adoption, NO EXCEPTIONS. Puppies must be no less than 8 weeks of age to be spayed/neutered. Kittens must be no less than 8 
weeks of age & weigh no less than 2 lbs to be spayed or neutered. Birds, reptiles, female rabbits, exotic animals, & small rodents are not altered.
Tested: (dogs heartworm 12+months months of age & cats  FIV/FeLV tested at 6+ months of age).  
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accinated:  Core vaccines will be administered &  age appropriate to the day the adoption contract is signed & payment is made in full.
Preventatives: All animals are given dewormer and heartworm preventative (species, season and age specific) while in foster care. 


*Bio Descriptions: are written for each animal and completed by the foster provider. The information in their bio is established & based on information detailed from their medical records & observations generated by the foster provider, while in their care. We cannot guarantee the animals behavior outside the observed environment.

*Adoption Fees: are based on the animal's age and health & their fee will be listed in their bio description. 
Adoption fees are non-negotiable or refunded.

Many Of Our Animals Are Mixed Breeds:
Our staff, the shelter staff where they come from, & a veterinarian, all might have a difference of opinion about breed. We make our best guess but CANNOT guarantee breed.

 
Vetting records are sent by email 5-7 business days post adoption, Again, (keep an eye on your email during this time, including your spam folder, sometimes our emails get lost).

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