Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. is committed to finding the best possible permanent home for the dogs in the rescue program. To this end, the following adoption policies will be followed:
- All applicants for adoption must complete an Adoption Application, either online or in printed copy.
- All applicants must submit to personal and vet reference checks and home visits.
- Dogs will only be placed into adoptive homes in the local, Rochester, NY area.
- A non-refundable adoption donation is required and a legally binding Adoption Agreement must be signed at the time a dog is placed. Adoption donations are not negotiable and payment must be made in full prior to or at the time of placement of the dog.
- Applicants must provide veterinary and personal references and contact veterinary facilities to authorize release of their records to a Nuts for Mutts Rescue representative upon request.
- Potential adoptive homes with other dogs or cats that are not spayed or neutered will not be considered unless there are verified medical reasons why alteration should not be performed.
- Applicants who rent their homes must verify that they are permitted to have a dog and provide a landlord contact number on the adoption application. Landlords will be contacted in every case, without exception, to confirm their approval of the potential adoption.
- The primary adopter must be at least 21 years old.
- We are solely committed to the dogs accepted into the rescue. We want to find them loving, permanent homes and go to great lengths to place the right dog into the right family. We reserve the right to decline any adoption based on what we feel is in the best interest of the dog.
- Upon adoption, copies of all available records will be provided to the adopter. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption. Dogs will be current on vaccinations, tested for heartworm, and will be on a heartworm/flea/tick preventative medication. Each dog will also have a microchip implanted prior to adoption.
- Prior to approval of any adopter, a home visit by a Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. volunteer, or such other approved representative, is mandatory. We do not ship or deliver dogs and there is NO exception to this rule.
- Accurate assessment of all dogs is an objective; however, Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc. carries no warranty of any kind, express or implied.
Ready to adopt? Click here for an application.