(Closed) For those who adopted a dog, who long did it all take?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

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. Frown). 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
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

YAY so glad you got your pup! 

Picture?? What kind of dog is he?

Post # 9
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Liss13:  Oh yay! Can we see a picture? 

Post # 12
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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.

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