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​​Adoption Basics 

  1. The first step in the adoption process is to request, complete and return the Island Puppy Rescue Application via email to Please answer all questions on the application. All information will be reviewed and considered. If a home visit is requested by Island Puppy Rescue, it will be done prior to approval of the application.

  2. If your application is conditionally approved, Island Puppy Rescue will be in touch with you to set up a mutually convenient time for you to meet the puppy    either  in the  puppy's foster home or in  your home to complete the approval process. Many times adoption are completed the same day as the "meet and greet"..

  3.  Ample time will be allowed for approved applicants to visit with the puppy to decide if they wish to adopt him or her.  If both the foster family and the perspective adoptive family are in agreement that the puppy would be a good match to the family, an adoption agreement, including a Spay/Neuter contract will be signed by both parties.  The adoption fee  of $350 U.S.  may  be paid in cash or  check. NOTE:  The adoption fee helps to cover the cost of transportation and veterinary expenses, which generally exceed the adoption fee.  Money above and beyond those expenses is used to help cover the costs of transportation and veterinary expenses of  another deserving animal in need.

  4. The adopter will receive copies of all of the puppy's medical records as well as a small supply of the food that the puppy is eating at that time to allow for an easy transition to his or her new diet.  A favorite toy, collar, tag and leash are also supplied.

  5. The adopter takes the puppy home!​

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