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ADOPTION PROCESS
    Out of Area Adoptions:  Persons living a few hours away are welcome to adopt, but must be prepared to
    provide their own transportation to visit the dog and pick up the dog. We do not ship dogs. Distance
    applicants must provide at least one letter of recommendation from a pet professional (i.e.: veterinarian,
    animal trainer, or local humane organization) on letterhead in addition to photos of your home and property
    that will show where the dog will be sleeping, fencing etc. We will also request a home visit from someone
    local to your area. ALL individuals and other dogs living in the household must participate in the adoption
    appointment to ensure compatibility. Transportation of dogs out of area must be in a safe and approved
    manner including an adequately sized vehicle to accommodate all travelers and in most cases a transport
    crate.

    You will be required to sign a contract that if for any reason the adoption does not work out, you
    will return the dog to our rescue organization at your own expense.

    A Passion for Paws typically requests a tax deductible donation for adoption between $250 and $500
    depending on the age, purebred or mix, health and any other special considerations regarding the dog.  We
    reserve the right to establish an appropriate adoption donation for each dog on a case by case basis.
    To start the adoption process please print out and complete an application, scan it and return it to us
    via e-mail at apassionforpaws@gmail.com. After we receive your adoption application, and it has
    been reviewed; you will then be contacted by email to schedule an appointment to meet the dog(s)
    you are interested in.

    We ask that all individuals living in the home attend the adoption appointment to make sure that
    everyone is compatible. If you have other dogs we strongly encourage you to bring them for an
    introduction as well.

    All applicants will be required to complete an additional adoption contract. Our adoption contract is
    included below for your review.