This is not an all inclusive list of questions. If you have a question that is not listed on here, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer your question.
The adoption process:
- First you should choose the animal you are interested in.
- Then ask us for an adoption application. We will check references, vet references, and your landlord. If you really want a dog, fill out the entire application we have to have information to process it!
- When you are approved we will schedule a home visit.
- After the home visit, if you are approved you will sign a contract and give us the adoption fee. You will then be the proud adoptive parent of a wiggly, cuddly, new Bully! And you can tell everyone that you have officially saved a life!
- All adoption fees are $150 and include spay/ neuter, all shots, and vet exams.
- No animal will go to a rented residence without written proof of pet deposit.
- We do allow a 7 day refund period, if the animal is not working out you can return them and get your adoption fee back minus $20 for processing, only if you return the original vaccination records back with the animal.
- All animals will be UTD on all vaccines at time of adoption.
- Anytime after adoption is completed, if we feel the animal is in danger we will reclaim them.
- All of our animals will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.
- No animal is held without a deposit.
- If at any time you can not fulfill the needs of your adopted animal you will contact us and return the dog to us. This is in the contract and is not negotiable. If you want to rehome, contact us and we will help you. Most of these dogs come out of bad situations, we want to make sure they are rescued furever, not just for a little while!
Why can't you take my dog from me if I can't keep him/ her anymore?
Because we are an all foster based organization meaning we don't have a facility, our dogs live in our volunteers homes, therefore we get most of our dogs from the local animal shelters. The shelters have the resources to be able to quarantine the animals for a certain amount of time, and a lot of times people want their animals back after turning them over. We are just not equipped to handle owner surrenders at this time, due to the complicated processes that must be met to actually take custody of an animal. We can list your dog as a courtesy listing, but as a general rule we do not take personal pets from people because we do not have the resources. We can't take them all, so we continue to rescue out of the shelter, and help educate people on spaying and neutering their animals. We encourage you to adopt for life, please consider keeping your pet if you are trying to rehome them. And PLEASE spay and neuter your pets today!
How do I become a foster parent for a needy Bully?
~ We are always looking for new foster homes. You can go here and contact us to send you the foster application and agreement. We will then come out to your home to meet you, and find a needy Bully for you to love and take care of until we find them a great furever home!
What is involved in being a foster for NTBR?
~Don't worry, you are not expected to pay vet bills for your foster. We do ask foster homes to feed the dogs, but the dog food that you buy is a tax deductible donation, we will gladly give you a receipt. We do get food donations from time to time, and we generally pass those along to our foster homes. We also ask that you transport the dogs to and from the vet from time to time, and definitely to events so they can be seen and adopted. Your gas is also a tax deductible donation, so it is a win-win situation! Your dog gets a great furever home, and you get a tax break for being such an outstanding member of your community!
~If you want to know more about being a foster, please visit www.fosterdogs.com, there is a lot of information on that website about fostering dogs.
Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Dog
The Dog Owners Guide
Early spay and neuter: a discussion