The first step for the applicant is to submit an adoption application. From there, it will be placed in our queue and reviewed. If it is selected for processing, you will receive an email asking you to ensure your references are notified about us contacting them, to reply once you have received the email and completed this process, and that a volunteer will be in touch in 1-2 weeks. Once assigned, the volunteer will check your veterinary, landlord, and personal references, deed/property/public records, and reach out to schedule an interview once these are completed and verified. The volunteer will not be able to call multiple veterinarians, so please ensure all records are held at one office and they are authorized to release information before applying. Once the interview is completed, it is sent back to the coordinator for review. If they decide to move your application forward, it will be sent for a home visit. All members of the household must be present for the home visit. The home visit volunteer will complete their report and forward it to the adoption coordinator. If the adoption coordinator feels we can match you with a dog, they will contact you to set up another interview to review options. At any time in the process, for any reason, we reserve the right to deny your application.