Here’s what you need and don’t need to do if you’re considering adopting from a shelter or rescue.
What is a shelter?
A shelter is a group of people who are looking for people who have similar needs, such as a shelter-based pet owner, animal control agent, or animal control specialist.
How do you get in touch with a shelter and get your dog?
A good place to start is by searching the craigslist “dogs” category.
If you’re looking for someone who’s willing to foster a dog or have been in the pet industry for a while, you may be able to find a shelter within a few hours.
Can you bring your own dog?
Most people have an idea of what they want when they search for a home for their dog, but not all shelters allow pets to be brought into the house.
If a shelter is open to adopt, there’s always the possibility of bringing your own animal in, but the risks are greater than they are with the other options.
A good rule of thumb is that most shelters will allow you to bring your dog to their shelter, but that’s usually only for a short period of time, so if you’ve been in shelter before and you want to try it again, make sure you can be there for a minimum of two weeks.
Can I bring my dog into my home?
No, but it’s possible if you live close to a shelter.
A dog boarding facility may not allow pets in their homes, but a shelter can help with dog boarding if you don’t want to leave your home.
A shelter may also allow you bring a pet in from outside your city, state, or country, and that could make it more difficult to find housing.
The more likely you are to be able visit a shelter, the more likely a dog boarding center will be able provide shelter services.
Read more about pet adoption on FourFourtwo.com: