Most of the birds, dogs, and animals (adoptees) that come to us have been in multiple homes. Many of them come to us with physical, nutritional, behavioral and sometimes even mental problems. In these cases, we are looking for experienced owners who are equipped to handle these issues. Our adoption policies are:
We reserve the right to refuse ANY adoption.
All adoptions are final – NO REFUNDS. Payment is due in full at time of adoption – NO EXCEPTIONS. We accept cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
If the adoptee you apply for is not appropriate for your environment, we may re-direct you to a more suitable choice at our discretion.
Adopting a new family member is a lifetime commitment!
Procedures for adopting dogs:
Adoption Application must be completed online.
All dog adopters must live within a 200 mile radius of CARE (Waukesha, Wisconsin).
We recommend your resident pets be vet checked annually. Potential adopters who have their pets vet checked annually will be given preference.
CARE has the option to do an in-home inspection prior to or post-adoption to confirm that the environment, cage/crate, food, toys, exercise areas, etc. are appropriate.
For special needs dogs: applicants must have appropriate experience, to be determined at our discretion.
There will likely be a 24-hour waiting period before taking adoptee(s) home.
Statement of understanding:
I am fully aware that I will be adopting a living creature and as such CARE is unable to guarantee the health of the adoptee. If the adoptee becomes ill or gets injured, I certify that I am financially and emotionally prepared to treat my new pet at my own expense.