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 or text message once assigned from one of our volunteers. The volunteer will check your veterinary, landlord, and personal references, deed/property/public records, and reach out to schedule an interview. 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. Your personal and landlord references will need to return our calls/messages within 48 hours. If you are applying for a restricted breed, you will need to provide proof of proper insurance coverage at this time. Once the interview and reference checks are 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.