Post # 1
Im sooooooooooo anxious! My boyfriend and I found quite a few websites with dogs close to our area 2 weeks ago. I found a dog that looked cute and happy, looked up the description and asked about him last Thursday. I put in the application the same night. And DAMN, was that long and tedious. You would think Im applying for a job or apopting a child! I recieved and email Friday, saying we could see the pup we liked Sunday (the 14th) and we did.His foster mom called us before meeting up with her at the puppy trainer’s house to answer any questions I had.
We took him for a walk, played with him for a couple minutes, and talked with his foster mom about how good he is, and how he acts around the house, with kids, etc. He was about to get trained before we got there, so we stayed, and the puppy trainer asked if we wanted to stay, we said yes and he let us lead some part of his “class” and the pup listened really well to us right away–good sign! When we got home Sunday night from dinner( it was my boyfriends birthday) I emailed the person on the website saying I wanted to adopt him, and gave her my number, my boyfriends number, and what times would be better to call me(because I cannot have my phone on me at work, I could get fired) She told me the next morning via email I would get a call “later this week”
On my application, I had to put 3 references down, one related and 2 not, so I used my mother, my best friend, and another good freind of my bf&myself. As of today, none of them have got a call. I know its only been a few days, and I normally am not this impatient, but Its cause Im excited, and worried that for some reason I may not get the dog.
How long did it take for you to adopt the dog?
Post # 3
We filled out the application after we found a dog I wanted to meet, I met the dog a few days later at the foster mom’s house, and they approved me the next day… We had to wait for her to get healthy which took about a week, but it was all fairly easy. The rescue website said that they would need to check references and do a home visit, neither of which they did for me, but the woman did say she looked on google maps to see that my yard was fenced… I think most of it was to scare off people who would be uncomfortable with that kind of thing… Good luck! Rescues are really the best!
Post # 4
I filled out an application for a specific dog (I went to the vet to meet him before I filled out an application), was approved the next day, and able to take him home 2 days after that. So 3 days total. I recently applied for 2 other dogs (I ended up getting them but they didn’t get along with my current dog, so I had to take them back. ). That took about 2 weeks. They called my 3 references and had someone come to my house before I was allowed to take them home.
Post # 5
It took us about an hour to and hour and a half. We went to the shelter, filled out an application, checked out the dogs, fell in love with one, and took her home with us.
Post # 6
We got the pup today!! I got a call last night when I got off of work and we took a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng drive in traffic today, but we got him. Hes cuddling in my lap looking at inspiration boards with me, haha.
I heard from so many people it took weeks, to a few months, so I was getting worried. Im not normally impatient, but I was so excited! And I had to worry about getting all the supplies for him and the adoption fee ready, so I was stalking my email like crazy!
Post # 7
Both of my adopted children (dogs) the approval process took maybe an hour filled out the application, looked at the dogs, fell in love with one (the second one we took the time to make sure both dogs got along well) and signed all the papers. We were able to pick them up a couple weeks later at the vet. Maryland is awesome and includes the neutering in the price of adoption and makes it mandatory so we picked them up from the vet after recovery.
Post # 8
YAY so glad you got your pup!
Picture?? What kind of dog is he?
Post # 9
@Liss13: Oh yay! Can we see a picture?
Post # 10
Sorry it took me so long, my computers been on the fritz for awhile, but I got it fixed
Eevrybody meet Noah! He’s a year old Pit Terrier Mix, and he is the happiest pup ever! He thinks hes a lap dog, 55lbs and wants to snuggle right on me when we watch The Office together. Lol
Post # 11
We went onto Adoptapet.com, filled out an application. When we browsed along the profiles of the pups, it led us to MidAtlanticBullyBuddies.
When I saw his adoption profile pic it was love at first sight 🙂
Post # 12
I adopted my dog from a kill shelter. They didn’t care who I was or what I was going to do with him. They wanted 50 bucks do adopt him and get him out of their sight.
One less dog is one less dog they have to feed and probably kill. All they needed was my address, license and money.