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Scout’s Honor Rescue, Inc. thanks you for seeking to adopt a rescue animal. Our goal is to place our rescued pets in permanent, loving homes. We understand this application/contract is lengthy, but it has been formulated through years of experience and with the assistance of veterinarians to ensure the permanency of placement and to minimize the risk of a failed adoption. Please complete this application/contract so that we at Scout’s Honor Rescue can assist you in finding a special, compatible companion to join your family. We do not adopt dogs or cats on a “first come, first served” basis, but rather make every attempt to match families with the most compatible pets.
The customary adoption fee for pets is $150.00 for dogs and $85.00 for cats. Scout’s Honor is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization, and your adoption fee is tax deductible (a receipt will be sent to you within the calendar year of theadoption). Because Scout’s Honor Rescue is a non-profit organization, we exist solely on donations, and these fees help Scout’s Honor Rescue defray the costs of spaying/neutering, testing, and vaccinating our pets. However, these fees rarely cover all of our expenses. Our pets are heartworm tested and placed on heartworm preventative. As the Adopter, you agree that if the pet is heartworm positive, Heartgard® (or its ivermectin equivalent) is the only preventative that may be administered to kill the heartworms (what Scout’s Honor Rescue commonly refers to as “soft heartworm treatment”). Any other type of heartworm preventative or treatment could cause the pet to become seriously ill or even die. A Scout’s Honor Rescue representative is happy to answer any questions you might have about such soft treatment.
Please make checks payable to “Scout’s Honor Rescue.” If applicable, adoption fees may also be made via this donation link. As a general procedure, if your application is approved and the adoption is consummated by the signature of a Scout’s Honor Rescue representative, you will receive copies of your new pet’s vet records via email within approximately seventytwo (72) hours so that you may schedule a visit with your veterinarian. Although all Scout’s Honor Rescue pets are fully vetted, Scout’s Honor Rescue strongly recommends that you take your new pet to your regular veterinarian as soon as possible to have a physical exam and to get your pet started on heartworm and flea preventative. Heartworm preventative MUST be administered to your pet once a month. As a next step, Scout’s Honor Rescue will then send via regular mail or email a signed copy of this application to you, along with the “hard copy” vet records and rabies tag, within two weeks. Please keep this information in a safe place.
Because the animals in Scout’s Honor Rescue’s adoption program are rescued, we do not know their actual ages. The approximate age of the pet in which you are interested is estimated using our experience and the advice of our veterinarians. Often times, different veterinarians may approximate different ages for the same pet, which may appear on their respective records. Scout’s Honor Rescue thus uses reasonable efforts to approximate an appropriate age, but makes no affirmative representation that the approximate age is the actual age of the pet. Furthermore, any adopted pet, whether rescued or not, needs time to adjust to its new home environment. Our pets are typically kept in foster homes, and our foster parents use best efforts to housetrain/crate train each pet, although be aware that your new pet may require an adjustment period. Because of a shortage of foster homes, some of our pets are kept in a kennel, and a little extra work may be required to acclimate your pet to its new home. Scout’s Honor Rescue has handouts on housetraining and crate training that we can provide to you to help in the initial transition period.