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Adoption Process

Thank you for considering adoption first!! Please read carefully!!


Wish Upon a Rescue, hereinafter referred to as WISH, has dogs and cats available for

adoption. We believe that all of these animals deserve a second chance at a forever home, regardless of breed, age or physical

ability. These animals come to WISH for a variety of reasons, and we will be sure to share with you all of the factual information we

have on each pet prior to adoption. These animals may come to us after being found stray (lost and unclaimed from animal control), as

an owner surrender due to illness or relocation of the previous owner, or as a result of unwanted litters of kittens and puppies. But

don’t worry; no matter how these animals found safety at WISH, they are all ready to brighten your life. They are WISHING on every

star for their forever families, and they are working hard in their foster homes to learn how to be the best dog or cat in town!

When adopting an animal, you will be saving at least two lives: The life of your newly adopted family member and a second life by

opening up a space in a foster home for WISH to save another animal.

Please remember, when you adopt you are making a lifetime commitment to your new family member.

When you complete the application, it will be reviewed by a WISH Adoption Counselor. The adoption counselor’s primary

responsibility is placing an animal in the home best suited for its unique needs. An interview with you and your family will allow the

adoption counselor to help ensure a good fit with your new family member and answer any questions you may have.

In some cases, an adoption counselor will bring the animal to your home in preparation for adoption. This is a good time for all

members of the household and any current animals to meet. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have. Depending

on the needs of your family and the animal, the adoption may be completed during this visit.

Here at WISH, we strongly believe in positive reinforcement training for all cats and dogs. We require that puppies and the majority

of adult dogs complete a positive reinforcement training class at a certified training facility within two month of adoption at the

adopter’s expense. We would be more than happy to help you find a trainer that meets your family’s needs. A copy of the training

completion certificate should to be sent to a WISH After Care Manager.

A WISH After-Care Manager will be in contact with you several times in the next few months to ask how the animals is doing, ask

about the animal’s health and well-being, and to assist with any issues or questions that you may have.

The primary applicant must be 21 years old or older.

WISH reserves the right to accept or deny any applicant or application based on our requirements for adoption and the needs of the

animal. Completion of this application does not guarantee approval for adoption.

Please be truthful in your responses of this adoption application as it will help the adoption counselor find the perfect pet for your

family. Failure to provide truthful answers may result in a nullification of your application and contract.

WISH is an all‐volunteer organization and we appreciate your cooperation and patience with our adoption process. We will do our

very best to complete the adoption process as quickly as possible, while ensuring what is best for the animals and your family.

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