Pet Adoption Policies

Gateway Pet Guardians Adoption Policy

Pet Adoption from Gateway Pet Guardians

The fact that you’re thinking about pet adoption from an animal rescue means you’re a responsible and caring person. But before you make the decision to bring a furry friend into your life, take a moment to read about things to consider before you adopt.

Adoption fees help Gateway Pet Guardians cover the costs associated with veterinary care while the animal is still in his or her foster environment. Before you adopt one of our pets, it will already be spayed/neutered and up to date on shots. We take very good care of our foster animals and all ailments are treated to the best of our ability.

Adoption Fees

under four months old: $250
over four months old: $195

under four months old: $100
over four months old:  $75

Pet Adoption Standards

When Gateway Pet Guardians evaluates whether or not a potential adopter is a good match for one of our pets, these are some of the standard things that our foster families look for:

  • Current pet(s) are up to date on vaccinations and are spayed/neutered
  • Current and previous pets are on heartworm preventative
  • Everyone in the home is in agreement about adopting a new pet
  • Pets are not left outdoors unattended
  • No previous pets have been surrendered without good reason

Other things our fosters will look for with regard to their specific foster pet:

  • Is the home’s activity level right for the dog’s personality?
  • Is the home environment safe for the dog in question?
  • Will the dog get along other members of the household (children and/or other pets).

Each foster pet has a different personality and comes with its own unique requirements, so we do our best to make sure that the pet is going to the most ideal home for it’s individual needs.

Pet Adoption Process & Application

Step 1:  Complete the adoption application by clicking the button below.

Step 2:  The animal’s Foster parent will contact you regarding your adoption application within 24-72 hours and explain the adoption process in detail. We do extensive personal and vet reference checks, home visits, etc. Our animals have had a rough life up until now, and we want to be sure that the rest of it will be smooth sailing.

Step 3:  The foster parent will process your adoption application and stay in touch with you during each phase. Due to the number of applications some dogs may receive, it may take up to three days for you to hear from a foster family. Our entire adoption process may take one to two weeks.

Step 4:  If all vet references, personal references, and home visits meet Gateway Pet Guardians’ guidelines and criteria, and the foster family feels like your home is a good match for the adoptable dog,  the foster parent will contact you to arrange a time to fill out the final adoption paperwork, and you may take home your new furry family member!

Pet Adoption Application