***Please read this full page to ensure understanding of adoption processes!***
***ALL ADOPTIONS REQUIRE AN APPLICATION***
Q: What are our basic adoption requirements?
A: Must be 21 or older to adopt, or have a guardian present. Proof is required.
Current pets must be up to date on shots and must be spayed or neutered. Vet proof is required.
A fully secured fenced yard is a requirement. (Apartments okay on certain dogs)
We require a video submission of your home and your yard.
Q: What are our adoption fees?
A: Puppies 12 months and younger are $275 (temporarily reduced from $300 due to the pandemic)
Dogs over 12 months are $275
Kittens 6 months and younger are $140
Cats over 6 months are $80
Q: What does the adoption fee cover?
A: Initial Exam
Age Appropriate Shots – FUR allows for up to 3 sets of vaccines for puppies under our care as they become age appropriate. We provide annual shots for all other dogs over the appropriate age limit. Rabies shots are included and will be given as age appropriate for puppies and with annual vaccines for adults, while they are in our care. Vet Care is extremely expensive and many times, the adoption fee doesn't cover their total bill and we depend on donations to supplement.
All dogs/cats are micro-chipped and registered to FUR
Dogs that have not had their spay/neuter completed, at the time of adoption, will be initiated as a "Pre-Adoption." with an Addendum. The Adoption will not be finalized until their surgery has been completed. (More info will be provided)
Additionally there may be some procedures performed outside of those outlined which are deemed necessary for the health of the dog at that time. If there is an existing condition for the animal that Friends United in Rescue (FUR) is aware of, you will be informed. Please remember that these are rescue dogs/cats and we do not know their full history. It is possible that your dog/cat may have a health related problem that has not been diagnosed.
Q: Where is our rescue located?
A: Our rescue is completely foster based. All foster dogs are kept in fosters home to get them ready to be adopted! There is no location or facility. Our fosters are mostly in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas.
Q: How fast will I hear back from Friends United in Rescue (FUR) after submitting an application?
A: Processing applications takes time!
We do vet checks and home checks, whether that be in person or virtually
We try to respond to all applications within 24 hours of being submitted. We suggest if you do not hear a response within this time frame to email us!
Q: Does Friends United in Rescue(FUR) allow adoptions to families with children ages 5 and under?
A: We have the right to deny any application, but with children this young, we will tend to be more picky.
It will definitely depend on the dog and if we feel it will be fit with the family.
Q: Do we allow out of state adoptions?
A: Dogs/cats have been adopted out of state.
The adopter must come to Rowlett, TX to pick up their new pet.
Adopting a rescued animal is one of the most amazing experiences you could have!! Some of these animals have never had anyone to love them before. At FUR~Friends United in Rescue, we try to help adopters chose the very best rescue animal for their families’ needs. Please adopt a rescued animal today!!
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