You’ve found your new friend. Now what?
If you have found a cat or dog at the shelter that you know you can’t live without, you will need to fill out our application form. The application form asks questions about you and your family which will help us decide if you and your potential new friend are compatible. This is an important step to ensure the adoption is successful.
Once you have submitted your application, our Shelter Manager will review it and check your references. This also includes talking to your landlord if you rent your home to ensure they will allow an animal in their unit. This step usually takes 24-48 hours. If you are from outside of the Corner Brook area (ie – you will be making a special trip to visit us), we highly recommend that you submit your application in advance so that your references may be checked before you arrive. This will help enable you to bring your new friend home quicker. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once your application is approved, you will receive a phone call from our Shelter Manager letting you know that you can pick up your new friend! Don’t forget to bring a cat carrier or dog leash with you to ensure your pet is transported safely.
When you come to pick up your pet, you will be required to sign the final release forms (for cats this includes a contract indicating you will keep your cat indoors), a spay/neuter contract if applicable, and pay the adoption fee. The fee can be paid by cash or cheque.
You will be provided with a copy of the adoption release form and contract, the animal’s health record, and a receipt of payment.
What do I do if it doesn’t work out?
If you and your new pet are having trouble adjusting, give us a call. We can help you identify the issue and make suggestions to help make the transition easier. It often takes a week or two for the animal to feel comfortable in their new surroundings.
If you’ve tried everything you can and it isn’t going to work, you can return the pet for a full refund within two weeks. After the two-week period, returning the pet will be considered surrendering it to our care, in which we request a suitable donation to help with the care of the pet. This donation may be waived at the discretion of the Shelter Manager.
If you have any additional questions or trouble finding what you’re looking for, we recommend you try one of the following:
- call us at 709-785-2747 between the hours of 10-1 Tuesday – Sunday
- visit us on 10 Connors Road in Curling between the hours of 10-1 Tuesday – Sunday
- send us an email to email@example.com
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