You are interested in adopting but not sure about a shelter dog?
You are worried about house training, personality, history, health, good with kids and with other dogs?
You wonder if you can really train an older dog new tricks?
Shelter dogs are not broken, untrainable or different from other dogs. They are however, uniquely special in a way that only a person who brings a rescued dog into their lives can understand. They love harder, seek to please just a little more, are often loyal to a fault... and yes, sometimes they come with baggage.
Rescue dogs are different in all the right ways and we spend a great deal of time training, transforming and caring for all of our For Otis Sake rescue dogs. When you meet them they are healthy, happy and working towards their transformation from a forgotten soul to one that is full of love. They are ready for you to find them and say "that's my dog".
Do you want a purebred? Do you want a toy, small, medium, large, giant breed? We can find you any dog and will go to great lengths to find a perfect match just for you and your family.
Always, always adopt - Don't Shop! We can help you find the perfect new furry family member.
The first step in our process is to submit an Adoption Application for the dog you are interested in adopting or to be pre-approved for a future dog. The application provides us with basic information on you, your family, your home, your pets and references.
Once your application has been reviewed and references checked, one of our Adoption Coordinators will reach out to schedule a telephone interview. This is a great opportunity to get to know you better, as well as for you to ask any question you may have about our rescue, our process and, of course, the dogs!
If the phone interview goes well, we then proceed to the home visit. The purpose of this visit is to ensure your home will be a safe and happy environment for the rescue dog. We will take a look at where the dog will spend time with you when you are home and when you are not home. This is also a great opportunity to meet any pets that may already be in your home in anticipation of meeting your potential new friend.
The moment has finally come! It is time to meet your new potential family member! We will bring the dog to you at your home and follow a specific process to introduce animals (if applicable). If you feel a connection and the initial meeting of animals is promising, we will proceed possibly with a trial visit or the adoption!
Depending on special circumstances with some dogs, we may have additional requirements. If the applicant is not within 2 hours of the FOS home office, we have a separate process that is followed for home visits. Our applications are worked in the order received.
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More energetic, suitable for families young kids
Companion or relaxed walking buddy