Northbound Pound Puppies

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Adoption Process

     The first step in the adopt
ion process is fill out our online application:


Make sure that you:
   * Contact your veterinary hospital to authorize a medical release of information to Northbound Pound Puppies for your veterinary reference.
   * Contact your landlord if you are renting and let them know that a Northbound Pound Puppies volunteer will be calling to verify that you are allowed to have pets.
   * Notify your personal references that a Northbound Pound Puppies volunteer will be contacting them.


     Your application will then be reviewed by a volunteer and all references will be checked.  If the application and references meet our adoption criteria you will be contacted by an adoption coordinator. Please allow 2-5 days for this.

Northbound Pound Puppies is run solely by volunteers who have their own jobs, families, furbabies and lives. Please be patient!


     The adoption coordinator will discuss the next steps and then help set up a home visit with a Northbound Team Member. This is just a brief tour of your home to ensure that it will be a good environment for a rescue dog.  


     Once the home visit is complete then we can begin to discuss the perfect dog to fit your home! Northbound Pound Puppies strives to find the BEST match for your home, not just the FIRST match. So please understand that while not every home is a good fit for the dog that they have applied for, that definitely does not mean that the application isn't a perfect fit for another dog!

     When you have decided to adopt a dog, Northbound Pound Puppies will request that you contact their current foster family. Foster moms and dads are a very essential aspect of our rescue and we feel it is crucial that all new adopters speak with the family that has been caring and loving their new addition! The foster parents will know the adopted dogs habits, schedule, likes and dislikes.

     We also understand that for many people they feel that a person-to-doggie meet and greet is essential. This will not always be possible due to the fact that our pets are starting off in the south and many will be adopted before they arrive. We feel that talking with the foster homes will provide more information on the dog or puppy than a 10 minute meet and greet will. If it is a must that you meet the new addition before adopting we will do out best to arrange that once you have an approved application.
We will not hold a dog for a meet and greet if another family is ready to adopt and is also a perfect match.

Northern Adoption Fee:
 $425 for puppies
 $375 for adult dogs
 $275 for seniors
*This includes the $175 transport fee.

Alabama Adoption Fees:
$250 for puppies
$200 for adults
$100 for seniors

*Although our goal is to adopt dogs into northern homes to alleviate the over population in the south, we do occasionally adopt to homes in Alabama.

 This adoption fee is a donation to the rescue to help cover all of the expenses accrued throughout the rescue process. Including vaccines, dewormers, spay/neuter, extra medical treatments, food, boarding, transport, cleaning supplies, etc. This fee allows us to keep rescuing even more animals in need!

**Northbound Pound Puppies Adoption Requirements**

-All animals in the home MUST be up to date with all vaccines prior to completing the adoption process.
-All animals currently in the home must be spayed or neutered (unless they are too young or a medical condition is verified).
-All dogs in the home must be on monthly heartworm preventative.

-All applicants must be over 21 years of age.
-Small dogs may not be placed in home with very young children.
-Some breeds may require a fenced in yard.
-Northbound Pound Puppies does not adopt to homes that use the electric collar for their training method.
-Northbound Pound Puppies reserves the right to approve or reject any and all applications based on what is best for the dog.

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