Before you fill out our adoption application, please read the following requirements and make sure you can agree to them. These are very important to your new GSP as well as EGSPC Rescue. We are a rescue organization. We are not a shelter. We rescue dogs from shelters and homes where they are unwanted, or their families cannot care for them. That means we want them to be safe and happy forever and ever and we want to know that they are. We care about them like they're our children and care for them until they find a home. So we love them just about as much as their new families do.
KEEPING IN TOUCH:
You know how you send Aunt Mary pictures of the kids during the holidays or how you jot a note to Aunt Mary to tell her how little Tommy got an A in History class? EGSPC Rescue wants to be Aunt Mary. We want you to constantly send us updates FOREVER! We always want to know about how wonderful everything is. We know sometimes people say "Keep in touch" and don't really mean it. We really do mean it.
Along these lines, if you have any kinds of problems or issues you need help with, we ALWAYS want to hear from you. We will do our best to help you or steer you in the direction of finding help. Don't let it get to the point of "I have to give up the dog." Call us or e-mail us. There is no such thing as calling too much. The only stupid question is the one that doesn't get asked.
It is extremely important that if you move, you let us know where you are. Please email your new contact information to us at EGSPCrescueNJ@gmail.com
. We need to keep our records updated. Also, if someone finds your dog and calls us, we need to know how to find you to return your dog. Remember, your dog is microchipped and wears a Home Again tag registered to EGSPC Rescue. So, if he or she is lost, we will get a call.
HOME AGAIN TAG:
It is important that the Home Again tag remain on the dog FOREVER. Sometimes people remove them because the dog is now theirs. What they don't realize is how often that tag has found a dog's way home.
All too often people contact us and say "I found a dog with this tag." If the dog had no tag, he could not go home. If the dog had only your ID tag and no one was home at your house, the dog could go to a shelter or be released again. We've seen both happen. We've also seen cases where people were out looking for the dog and the finder calls us. We look up the information and send the dog home. If you keep the Home Again tag on along with your ID tag, then people have two places to call.
For some reason, some people think we won't give back their dogs and, therefore, remove the tag. Yes, we will! We are a rescue. We try to find homeless dogs homes, not homes for dogs who already have them! We understand dogs sometimes get away from the owners. They've gotten away from our foster homes, too, on occasion. We WILL give you back your dog, and it is important they keep the tag on their collars so they can be found.
There is an adjustment period. You have to be patient & understand that adjustment period. If you think you can't be patient, it's not fair to you or the dog to pursue this adoption. If you are willing to give the dog the time & effort he/she deserves, then this will be one of the greatest blessings & rewards you have ever experienced.
► Will you call us if you have problems before it gets to the point of no return?
► Will you keep in touch with updates and pictures/stories/visits?
► Will you let us know when you move and give us your new address/phone number?
► Will you keep the Home Again tag on your dog forever?
► Will you be patient and understanding through the adjustment period?
If your answer to each of the following questions is a resounding yes, you are ready to adopt a new family member!
To start the adoption process, please e-mail EGSPCrescueNJ@gmail.com
and we will send you an Adoption Application. Your application must be approved in order to be referred for adoption of any dog in our care. All applicants are screened, a home visit is done and a vet and/ or other references are requested. Since a home visit is required, we cannot adopt long distance. We follow this protocol in an attempt to match the most suitable home for each GSP in light of its health, personality, behavior and other factors. Sometimes it will take a few days before you hear from someone. We do our best to contact potential adopters within 48 hours, but it is not always possible. Please be patient. An adoption fee is required. ALL of the dogs adopted through the EGSPC Rescue Program are spayed/neutered before placement, no exceptions. They also go to their new homes fully vaccinated, heartworm checked, and microchipped. All funds received are used to benefit rescued and future rescued GSPs.