The mission of Hounds in Pounds, a 501c3 public charity is to end the killing of thousands of adoptable dogs in the United States daily. We are 100% not for profit and to date have relied solely on donations from the public. We have come up with a multi-faceted approach combining rescue, adoption, spay/neuter outreach and public education. We are a lifeline for thousands of cats and dogs that otherwise wouldn’t stand a chance. As one can imagine, the costs associated with running an operation of this magnitude are extortionate, and it is only thanks to our amazing team of dedicated volunteers and the benevolent donations of our followers that any of this is possible. Animals rescued by Hounds in Pounds are transported to private veterinarians for proper medical treatment, where they are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and tested for heartworm before being placed into new, loving homes. Hounds in Pounds Rescue does have a President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer and while that is important it really is just a formality for us. We work as a team, we communicate from sunrise to sunset and there are so many moving pieces that make our team a success. We make each decision as a team and respect each other’s opinions. Each dog we pull to safety is a member of our team as well and to be clear we are working for them, these dogs are our fearless leaders and we look to them for hope, inspiration and sometimes the strength to keep going. We also consider our followers, donors, adoptive families, rescue partners and the rescue community a direct extension of our team. Without each of these moving parts, Hounds in Pounds Rescue wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
The adoption application is step 1 of the process. Meet and greets will not be scheduled until an application is completed and submitted. We do not operate on a first-come first-served basis, as it is our goal to find the absolute best fit for both our dog and the adoptive family. We can take up to TWO WEEKS to process your application and respond. Do not email us asking if a dog is available or if you application was received. If the dog is on Petfinder it is available. You will hear from us regarding the status. If your application is selected you will be contacted for an interview and home check. If your application is approved you will be scheduled for a meet and greet. We only set up meet and greets with approved applicants. A meet and greet is the next step and we only finalize adoptions when we believe it is a good fit. We accept applications and our dogs stay in rotation until they are officially adopted. We don’t hold dogs. If you’re approved to adopt and meet a dog but do not commit to that dog at the meet and greet, we contact the next approved family. You are welcome to take your time in making your decision, but there is no guarantee that the dog of your choice will still be available. Our dogs cannot afford to miss out on potential homes while we wait to hear back from you. Completion of an application does not guarantee a meet and greet. Please understand we make the best decisions for our dogs They have been neglected and exploited in their previous lives. When we rescue a dog we promise them that we will find them the best match of a forever home for their next chapter. They need to start their new lives and understand stability and safety as quickly as possible. Our shelter partners are euthanizing dogs at record rates and we can’t help shelter dogs if we have no space in foster homes. There are several reasons we may choose to deny your request to foster/adopt with us. These reasons include but are not limited to: negative references from veterinarian and/or personal references, lack of permission from landlord, failed home visit, lack of understanding of needs of rescue dogs, too young, applicant name found on a “Do not adopt” list, etc.
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