Finding a Shiba a new forever home is our goal but we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be accepted as an adoptive home, nor do we adopt dogs to people on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Instead, we strive to make the best possible match between available dogs and adopters based on the dog's personality, special needs (if any) and the owner's lifestyle and experience. We hope that you understand that while your desire for a dog is important to us, our rescued dog's need for a well matched home takes priority.
We take the placement of our dogs very seriously. The first step in the adoption process is the completion of the application. We will review your application to ensure that the dog is a good match for you and your lifestyle. If your application is approved then you will be contacted for further discussion and information. A home visit and a short interview are required before an adoption can be finalized.
An adoption contract and an adoption fee is the final step in our adoption process. This is not a sale price, but a request to defer or reimburse our rescue organization for medical or any other expenses incurred to ready the dog for adoption. Our only payment is seeing a happy dog and a happy family!
We are always available for post-adoption support and our "welcome home" policy ensure that our dogs are always welcome to come back to us at any point in their lifetime in the unlikely event of an adopter not being able to keep the dog.