Step 1. Fill Out and Submit the Adoption Application: Copper's Dream Rescue generally operates on a first come, first served basis measured from the time you submit your application. So, it's to your advantage to turn in your application as soon as possible. Please submit your completed application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2. Schedule a Meeting with the Foster Family: Typically we review applications within 24 hours of submission. Once your application is approved, you'll be given the contact information of the rescue dog's foster family. The first adopter to submit their application for a particular rescue dog will be given priority to adopt, assuming they can meet at the earliest time that the foster family can accommodate them. If an adopter cannot meet the rescue dog immediately, and other applicants are able to, then it's possible that other applicants will be given priority to adopt.
Step 3. Arrive at the Meeting with a Leash and Collar: If the foster family approves of the adoption at the end of your meeting, you'll be allowed to take the dog home with you (yay!), so it's best to come prepared with a leash and collar. If you don't bring your own supplies, you may be able to purchase Copper's Dream supplies for a $20 donation ($10 for the leash and $10 for the collar). In cases where a foster family is not comfortable with authorizing an immediate adoption, then additional follow-up may be necessary. Please direct any concerns or questions you have about the need for additional screening to our directors and not our foster families - thanks!
Step 4. Receive Adoption Paperwork: Within 48 hours after adopting your new dog, you'll receive your rescue dog's official adoption contract and vaccination/medical history through email.
Congrats on your new family member!