Application is approved or not; if approved we move to STEP TWO
STEP TWO: RESCUE VOLUNTEER REACHES OUT VIA PHONE OR EMAIL
Proof your rental allows pets will be requested.
Pictures will be requested of the yard or patio area if there is one, past pets, and where will the dog sleep.
Questions may be asked to clarify answers.
Applications are encouraged to ask us questions.
Applicant may be selected to meet a dog, we move to STEP THREE.
If your application is not selected, please know it is not a negative reflection of you as an adopter. Most likely we had a handful of amazing options and we are forced to choose just ONE in the absolute best interest of the dog. Please stay in touch with us, as we’d love to help you find the perfect addition to your family.
STEP THREE: MEET AND GREET
If your application was selected as a potential adopter, we will notify you to begin the meet and greet process. The adoption coordinator will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a time for a meet and greet.
We require you to bring every person who lives at your residence and any current dogs for a meet and greet.
We do not require cats to be present at meet and greets and can provide further insight into our process when there is a cat in a potential adopter’s home upon request.
If there is no coordination for a meet and greet within 24 hours, we will move on to the next applicant, so please diligently check your email once you have applied for a dog with us.
Meet and greets must be held within one week of sending the email to keep our adoptions process timely.
If you are unable to accommodate this timeline, please let us know on your application or ASAP.
In some cases where a dog has multiple great applications, we will host a parallel meet and greet with another applicant to see who the dog has a better connection with.
We reserve the right to turn away applicants if it is in the dog’s best interest.
What happens once I’ve had a meet n greet with a dog that I wish to adopt?
Once a meet up is conducted and all parties wish to move forward in the process, the adoption occurs on the day of the meet and greet.
Our group has already confirmed the home meets the dog’s needs.
Be prepared to adopt the day of the meeting.
STEP FOUR: SIGN ADOPTION AGREEMENT AND PAY FEE
A sample of the contract will soon be linked here. It's a sample because we work with each individual and adjust it as needed.
With most of our dogs, we allow the adopter to return the dog within 14 days with a full refund.
Fee is payable by Venmo, PayPal, or cash.
STEP FIVE: TAKE YOUR DOG HOME
You made it! You have a new companion and a new responsibility. Is your house ready? Do you know how to house train? Dogs need to acclimate. We have information on this on our website.
PLEASE REGISTER THE MICROCHIP
Does Karmic Rescue help dogs from Mexico?
We do adopt dogs from Mexico. All dogs are quarantined beforehand. Several tests are administered, depending on the age of the dog and its intake condition. To help us determine the health of a dog, the vet may administer a 4DX, Triplegastrica, or blood panel. All our dogs are treated for fleas, ticks, and worms, vaccinated and neutered. For health reasons, occasionally a dog is not neutered. An addendum to the adoption agreement is included regarding this matter. If you want further information about our protocol, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can we put a deposit before meeting the dog? Simply put, no.
We cannot accept any money before you meet the dog. How are fees paid at the time of adoption? We accept payments via Zelle, Venmo, and cash. No credit cards or checks.
What if I have additional questions about my dog after I’ve adopted them? Once one of our pups has joined your family, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us. Questions and anything in between are encouraged. We thank you for coming to Karmic Rescue to adopt your next dog.
How can I get my dog’s medical records and microchip information after adoption?
This information is provided at the time of adoption. If you do not receive the records the day of adoption, please email email@example.com
Who registers the microchip?
It is your responsibility to register the microchip, and the contact information is on your adoption agreement.
How long does the adoption process take?
It depends! Typically, once we select an applicant for a meet n greet, we ask that the meeting take place within 5 days. If the dog, the applicant and the adoption coach think it is a match, the adoption takes place at the time of the meeting. The adoption agreement is sent via email on the day of adoption. It can be sent before the meeting if requested. We require you read it with the adoption coach in case you have questions. You then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us you have read the agreement and agree to the terms and conditions. Overall, the process is dependent on all parties’ availability, but can take anywhere from 2-10 days from start to finish.
Can I adopt a dog for someone else?
We believe that dogs should not be given as gifts. We want to ensure every adopter has made a thorough decision to adopt, and understands the responsibility that comes along with welcoming a new family member into the home. We do not allow people to adopt dogs for someone else or submit an application for someone else. We need to be confident that our dogs are going to loving homes that are aware that this is a decision for the lifetime of the dog. Of course, if a person needs your assistance in submitting an application, that is fine.
Do you adopt out of state or outside of the San Diego area?
We prioritize adopters that are within 2 hours of San Diego for the convenience of our meet and greet process and for any outstanding vetting needs. Some dogs may be adopted out-of-state (additional references will be required.) We do not ship animals on commercial airlines. Out of state applicants can fly into San Diego, meet and return via commercial flight if the dog is small enough to sit on your lap. Another option is to use a private company to fly the dog to its destination.)
Why does the adoption fee differ per dog?
The main factors that determine a dog’s adoption fee are age, breed/mix, and any special needs that the dog might have. Another factor is competition. There are thousands of dogs available. We want to grab your attention, but the process remains the same. Our group is small and not always seen. Our standards remain the same.
What does the adoption fee cover? The services covered by the adoption fee include tests, treatments when needed, vaccines, and neutering. Also, we have many medical cases that require much more than their individual adoption fee can possibly cover. The fee of our puppies helps to offset the cost of vetting for other dogs. We are also active in neutering dogs for low-income people and providing food and vaccines for dogs in Mexico where there are few options available for people or dog. Services include a wellness check, the DHPP vaccines series, Bordetella vaccine, and starting July 19, 2021, Leptospirosis vaccine, microchip, and spay or neuter. KRWB’s also covers treatment of any pre-existing conditions necessary to get them to a healthy, adoptable state. After the adoption is completed, any additional medical care is at the responsibility of the adopter. Some dogs are adopted within 5 to 10 days after neutering. If this is the case, it is your responsibility to take the dog to your vet to remove the stitches.