Adoption Application Guidelines -- Must Read!
The volunteers of Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption, Inc. take the responsibility very seriously for matching each of our Rescued Papillons to the most perfect forever home available. Our main concern and focus must be placed on our Papillons. Since we cannot know every applicant personally at the very start of the adoption process, we have set up guidelines to help us choose those applicants who are most likely to fill our needs. Our application is designed to provide the answers necessary for matching our dogs with the people that love them.
If your application is not chosen for further investigation, it is no reflection on you or your home. Rather, it reflects years of observation and devotion to the dogs in our care. The Papillons that make up 90 percent of our fostered dogs come from the abuse of puppy mills. These ARE NOT dogs raised with love in someone's home. All too often, our Papillon's only previous contact with humans has been painful. They have lived in squalid conditions that are dark and dirty and devoid of hope. Their lives were contained in a very small wire crate. This kind of dog is simply not suited for every family.
We base our original decisions on the following factors:
If your application passes our initial inspection:
Our application provides for a reference check with your veterinarian. You must notify your vet and give permission to release all information. If you have no veterinarian, a member of Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption, Inc., must agree to become your mentor for the first year our Papillon is placed in your home.
Our application calls for three personal references that are not related to you. We prefer people who have known you for a long time and are neighbors in your community. Please notify these people that we may be calling. We can only try to reach your references twice. After that we e-mail you to notify you that your application is at a stand still.
We require a visit to your home by a person representing our group. At this time, all people who live in the home are asked to attend. It is important for all family members to be interested in acquiring a family companion.
The homes that have opened their doors to our Papillons as foster homes have the right, within reason, to set the parameters necessary for the forever home of their charge. The foster parent knows the needs of the dog better than anyone else could. Our foster parents require meeting the applicant and watching the interaction between dog and human on two separate occasions.
Although many means of transportation have been used, it is our policy for the applicant to come to the foster home to take possession of our Papillon. We suggest that you pick a foster home near to where you live. If you have traveled a distance for your chosen Papillon, please plan to stay overnight in a nearby motel, so you can spend time on at least both days before taking your new family member home.
The application process can take time. Often, many applications are being processed for the same Papillon. If an application is chosen other than yours -- and you are approved for adoption -- then you may choose another of our fostered dogs or you may elect to wait until new ones come in. Sometimes things do go wrong in cyberspace. If you do not hear from us regarding what stage your application is in, please send a brief e-mail to PAP911Adoptions@yahoogroups.com .
If you are working with another group to adopt a Papillon, please advise us so that we do not duplicate time and work. We ask you to prioritize any dogs you have chosen. It is our honest wish that you will choose the best match for your family. Please let us know quickly if your plans change.
Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoptions, Inc.